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Eric Lamaze competes in London Games on new horse

Eric Lamaze with Derly Chin de Muze.jpgThe equestrian events are underway at the London Games as we speak. One of the riders to watch is Montrealer Éric Lamaze.

He's the defending gold medallist in show jumping. But a lot has happened since the Beijing Olympics.

Nine months ago, Lamaze's world was turned upside down. His champion horse, Hickstead, died very suddenly during an event. It was heartbreaking for Lamaze, and for people around the world who watched or heard about it. But Éric Lamaze didn't give up. He found a new horse, and now he's competing in London.

Marie-Hélène Poitras is an author (Griffintown) who is passionate about all things equestrian.
She interviewed Éric Lamaze just before he left for the Games, and she came into studio to tell his story.

(To find the schedule for equestrian events, click here.)

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