Eric Lamaze (born April 17, 1968) is a Canadian show jumper. He was born in Montreal, Quebec.
As of the End of June 2010, Lamaze is ranked 1st in the Rolex FEI World Rankings.
Lamaze was named to the Canadian team for the 1996 Summer Olympics but lost his place and received a four year suspension after testing positive for cocaine and in 2000, he again tested positive for stimulants and was therefore unable to compete at Sydney Games.
Lamaze competed in the Beijing Olympics, riding the stallion Hickstead. He was awarded a silver medal after a strong performance in the team event. Lamaze went on to win a gold medal in the individual show jumping event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the Shatin Equestrian Venue in Hong Kong as a result of a "jump off" between himself and the Swedish rider Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, riding Ninja.
Lamaze currently lives in Schomberg, Ontario, where he coaches at his own barn, Torrey Pines. He and his most well-known equine partner, Hickstead, completed the incredible feat of only having one rail during the entire Olympic Games.
- Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- ↑ Tom Harrington (2008-07-20). "Finding faults". CBC Sports. http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/story/2008/05/21/f-olympics-equestrian-lamaze.html. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Roll call: Canada's medal winners". Sympatico MSN. 2008-08-23. http://sports.sympatico.msn.cbc.ca/beijing2008/cp_cbc_beijing.aspx?feedname=cbc-sports-v3&showbyline=true&newsitemid=olympics-canada-medals&pagenumber=2. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
- ↑ Cudmore, John (2008-08-21). "Last medal winners applaud Beijing jumpers". The Markham Economist and Sun.
- ↑ Olympic Equestrian Champ Lamaze is Number One for the First Time SI.com, January 7, 2009
- ↑ "Lamaze wins equestrian gold". The Toronto Star. http://olympics.thestar.com/2008/article/482966. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- Eric Lamaze at Olympic.ca
- Eric Lamaze at Torrey Pines Stable
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