This week brought the tragic loss of Hickstead. The pain following such an awful loss will sting our hearts for a long time to come. This little stallion’s heart held a piece of Canada and a piece of every person that loved to watch him jump. He will be long remembered all over the world. There have already been so many beautiful tributes and I am sure there are many more to come. Horse and Country TV will air a tribute to Hickstead on Nov 15. I do no know yet whether this will be on the website for just Sky 208 but I will be sure to update you. [Hickstead] While in Canada, Eric Lamaze spoke to the press about the loss of Hickstead. In a very emotional conference, Eric talks about how he believes Hickstead fell in a way to make sure he did not hurt Lamaze. Lamaze also discusses his relationship with Hickstead saying “many people say that you become a bit like your horse, and your horse gets a bit like yourself when you have a very strong relationship with a horse. I think we had a personality a bit alike, we were two winners, we loved to win and we had the same energy, which turned into incredible things.” [Horsetalk, More from the press conference]
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The horse drawn carriage debate continues in NYC. What are your opinions on this EN?
A couple of months ago, Lillian Heard headed to Ireland to further her education. Lillian has done a nice interview with Sidelines Magazine. Lillian discusses the importance of never regretting things you have done, foxhunting in Ireland, gives advise for upcoming riders and talks about the best way to move up the levels. [Lillian Heard]
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