9 Nov 2011

World number one, race horse dies after jumping

A sad chapter marked the fourth stage of the Equestrian World Cup, held in Veronain Italy. Hickstead, the world's number one horse, ridden by leading the world rankings, Canadian Eric Lamaze, collapsed suddenly and died, making the competition was halted. We still do not know the reasons why the seals to death.

The organization of the World announced that Hickstead was already dead when he received first aid veterinarians. Shaken, the other participants in solidarity toLamaze and decided not to continue the stage, making a minute of silence in honor of the animal.

In partnership with the horse, Eric Lamaze won the bronze at the World EquestrianGames. President of the International Equestrian Federation, Princess Hayalamented death. "Hicktstead really was a horse in a million. My heart goes out toEric and everyone who had a connection with this wonderful horse. It was anirreparable loss, but Hickstead never be forgotten. We are very pleased to havebeen able to meet you, "he said.

See the video below the time Hickstead suffers collapse (WARNING: the imagesare strong and can upset people more sensitive)

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