Eric Lamaze
  • Born: 04/17/1968
  • Age: 47
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 65kg
  • Birthplace: Montreal, QC
  • Hometown: Schomberg, ON

Eric LamazeEric Lamaze made history by becoming the first equestrian athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal for Canada with his beloved stallion, Hickstead. The incredible accomplishment came just two days after Canada won the team silver medal at Beijing 2008. By the end of the 2008 season, Lamaze was ranked as the number one show jumping rider in the world, a feat he would accomplish again in 2010 and 2011. A three-time Canadian show jumping champion, Lamaze has represented Canada in six consecutive World Equestrian Games (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014), claiming individual bronze in 2010 when Hickstead was also named “Best Horse”. Considered one of the greatest show jumping horses of all time, Hickstead won numerous major grand prix titles including Calgary (2007, 2011), Geneva (2008), Aachen (2010), La Baule (2011), and Rome (2011) before his tragic death in November 2011. Moving forward, Lamaze was a member of Canada’s fifth-place team at London 2012 and is now enjoying tremendous success with several new mounts, including Zigali P S and Fine Lady 5.


Getting into the Sport: Started riding at age 12… Early in his career he worked in exchange for the opportunity to ride and reached the Grand Prix level in 1992… Outside Interests: Avid golfer and property developer… Divides his time between North America and Belgium… Odds and Ends: Was once a working student for the legendary George Morris in New Jersey… Ian Millar has been his role model for his undying enthusiasm for the sport… Is nicknamed Caribou in France… Sporting philosophy: “Confidence in our sport is a huge part of being a rider. It does not matter how old you are or how much experience you have, you have to ride a wave.”


OG: 2012 – T-29th (individual), 5th (team); 2008 – GOLD (individual), SILVER (team)

PAG: 2011 – 11th (individual), 4th (team); 2007 – BRONZE (individual), SILVER (team); 2003 – 18th (individual), 5th (team); 1999 – 10th (individual), BRONZE (team)

WEG: 2014 – 34th (individual), 8th (team); 2010 – BRONZE (individual), 5th (team); 2006 – 27th (individual), 13th (team); 2002 – 67th (individual), 10th (team); 1998 – 52nd (individual), 10th (team); 1994 – 28th (individual), 7th (team)

Olympic Highlights








2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesEquestrian - JumpingIndividual - Mixed - Gold
2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesEquestrian - JumpingTeam - Mixed - Silver
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesEquestrian - JumpingTeam - Mixed - 5
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesEquestrian - JumpingIndividual - Mixed - 29
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