Sad day for the show jumping world.

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    11-06-2011, 06:31 PM
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Sad day for the show jumping world.

For those who haven't heard, Hickstead, the fabulous showjumper ridden by Eric Lamaze died today after collapsing at the end of a jumping round. He fell over in the middle of the ring and died in front of the live telecast, for all the world to see.

I have seen the video (available on youtube) but refrained from posting it here.

I want to remember this amazing horse by the wonderful things he did, instead. I have personally seen three horses collapse the same way he did. Two in warm-up rings and one on XC. They simply dropped and died almost immediately. So sad.

Keep Eric in your prayers as he has lost a dear friend.

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    11-06-2011, 06:33 PM
How sad :( Prayers for all that knew and loved him.
    11-06-2011, 06:40 PM
So terrible. One of the showjumping greats..may Hickstead reast in peace. ;(
I too have seen a horse die that way, he had an aneurysm while a young girl was riding him cross country..
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    11-06-2011, 06:57 PM
I just saw the video and wish I hadn't... That is so sad. Was it confirmed to be a heart attack?
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    11-06-2011, 07:08 PM
I searched for the video. How very sad... And scary... I wonder if they do autopsy to see what happened to him. But in any case it won't return a friend.
    11-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Can't find the video, can you put a link in?
    11-06-2011, 07:11 PM
I wonder if they collected some of his semen prior to this sad event. If not, it's a shame. He was such a wonderful horse that it would have been nice if there were foals who carried his wonderful personality, big heart and lovely conformation. :(
    11-06-2011, 07:12 PM
... I wonder if they do autopsy to see what happened to him.

I believe reading that they will do an autopsy to see the exact reasons of his death. :(
    11-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Can't find the video, can you put a link in?

Sorry, folks... It's very disturbing though.
    11-06-2011, 07:16 PM
How sad.. I absolutely cannot imagine watching my horse die like that..
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