ric Lamaze and Powerplay in Barcelona for the Furusiyya Nations Cup Finals. Eric and Powerplay jumped clear both days of competition
Olympic Gold medalist Eric Lamaze will return to Verona, Italy for the FEI Longines World Cup on the two year anniversary of Hickstead’s death. Two years ago this week, the world of show jumping was saddened at the passing of one of the sport’s most incredible equine athletes. Having suffered a ruptured aorta, Hickstead passed away in the international arena of the World Cup event. It was one of the most shocking and heartbreaking events in modern show jumping.
This year, after a tremendous summer season for Canada, Eric Lamaze will return to Verona with his new international amount Powerplay, owned by Artisan Farms. “Heading to Verona today. It’s not easy to go back but the organizing committee works so hard to put on a fantastic competition and it’s important to me to show my support” said Eric Lamaze.
Having delivered outstanding rounds for Canada, Eric completed a successful summer season with a fantastic double clear performance aboard Powerplay at the inaugural Furusiyya Nations Cup Finals in Barcelona, Spain this past September. Winning the Furusiyya Bonus, along with Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash, Eric is happy to say, that with Powerplay, he is very much back in action.
Having placed in the top ten through out the summer, Eric and Powerplay now give Canadian’s hope for their prodigal son has returned to the top sport and might reach the highest heights again. Delivering strong performances at Spruce Meadows, La Coruna, GCT Valkenswaard and Barcelona, Eric and Powerplay now stand as a crucial combination for Canadian show jumping.
We wish them the best of luck this week in Verona, Italy as they partake in their second FEI Longines World Cup event of the season together.