By Cat Allen First thing every morning, in a beautifully polished farm fit for Olympic equine and equestrian athletes alike, you’ll likely find 34-year-old Lizzie Gingras, sixth-ranked Canadian in the FEI Longines Jumping Rankings, administering treats to her horses. “Every morning I greet each one of them separately,” she explained. “I try to spend a
Monday, August 03 2015 by BA
By Lauren R. Giannini When it comes to equestrian activities, you can’t live without safety headwear. A helmetless fall from an equine, even at the walk, can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and, possibly, death. Variables such as jumps, speed and the flight instinct of startled steeds greatly increase the risk factor. You
Kenny Continues Dream of a Week, Azcarraga Is Best In Winning Round at Spruce Meadows ‘National’ Tournament, Presented by ROLEX
Saturday, June 07 2014 by Editor
Calgary, AB, Canada – June 6, 2014 – Ireland’s Darragh Kenny continued a stellar week at the ‘National’ Tournament, presented by ROLEX, when he won the $35,000 Encana Cup 1.45m with Picolo.
By Jennifer Ward A boy from Montreal saw his dreams come true at the 2008 Olympic Games. For Eric Lamaze, winning an individual gold medal was an accomplishment that came at the right time on the right horse, and propelled him to become the number one ranked rider in the world. When Eric stood on
Sunday, September 08 2013 by Editor
Calgary, Alberta – Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze is off to a strong start at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows “Masters” tournament, placing second in the $125,000 CANA Cup on Thursday, September 5. The five-day international show jumping competition runs September 4 to 8 in Calgary, AB. Lamaze was one of five riders to successfully negotiate the first round track, featuring jumps set at a height of 1.60m by two-time Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela. In the jump-off, Lamaze guided Powerplay to another clear round, stopping the clock in 44.55 seconds. It was not quite fast enough, however, to catch Penelope Leprevost of France, who had crossed the timers in 43.77 seconds riding Dame Blanche van Arenberg
The First Annual Champions Grand Prix Presented by Eric Lamaze To Premiere in August at Angelstone Tournaments
Friday, July 19 2013 by Editor
North America ’s Top Show Jumpers Will Compete for FEI World Ranking Points and a $100,000 Purse Rockwood , ON. July 17, 2013 - As the summer show jumping season shifts from Alberta Eastward to Quebec and Ontario, preparations are underway at Angelstone Tournaments. Three weeks of equestrian competition in August will be highlighted by one of the East Coast’s most anticipated events of the season, The Champions Grand Prix, presented by Eric Lamaze on Saturday, August 24th.
Saturday, March 23 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – March 22, 2013- Canada’s Eric Lamaze was in the winner’s circle on Friday with a win in the $33,000 G&C Farm 1.45m speed class during week eleven of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Lamaze and Wang Chung M2S, owned by Morningside Stud and Torrey Pines Stable, beat a field of top horses and riders in the day’s highlight Longines FEI world ranking event
Wednesday, October 24 2012 by Editor
Hickstead will be inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala, Presented by BMO Financial Group, on Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Toronto, ON. Photo by Cealy Tetley Toronto, Ontario – Beloved show jumping horse Hickstead will be inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame alongside 10-time Olympian Ian Millar at this year’s Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala. Presented by BMO Financial Group, the seventh annual black-tie event will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.
Wednesday, September 19 2012 by Editor
Iam Millar will be inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame in November Photo ©Cealy Tetly Toronto, Ontario – In an incredibly special evening honouring the greatest ambassadors of our sport, Canadian show jumping legends Ian Millar (Builder) and Hickstead (Show Jumper Horse) will be the only two inductees at this year’s Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala. Presented by BMO Financial Group, the seventh annual black-tie event will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.