Birth Date: April 17, 1968
City of Birth: Montreal, Quebec
City of Residence: Schomberg, Ontairo
Eric Lamaze is no stranger to success in show jumping. Lamaze is currently ranked number one all-time-money winner at Spruce Meadows, the first to ever surpass three million dollars in earnings. He, and his magnificent horse Hickstead, won individual gold at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games where they also took home a team silver.
Lamaze and Hickstead were part of the Canadian team at the 2007 Pan-Am Games where they won a silver medal as part of the winning Canadian Team. He and Hickstead also won individual bronze. Lamaze won his first medal, a bronze at a major championship with Kahlua in the Team competitions at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.
He is a two-time Canadian Show Jumping Champion from 1995 and 2000. In the fall of 1995, Lamaze was a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team that won the Nations' Cups in both New Jersey and Toronto.
After Hickstead's death in November 2011, Lamaze purchased several new horses to add to his roster. He competed with the 10 year old Belgian Warmblood Derly Chin de Muse in the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2014 Lamaze repeated history after winning both the CSI 5* La Baule Grand Prix and the CSI 5* Rome Grand Prix on Powerplay and Zigali PS respectively. Lamaze previously won both events in 2011 with Hickstead.
- Currently #1 All-Time Top Money Winner at Spruce Meadows
- 2008 Olympic Individual Gold Medalist (Hickstead)
- 2008 Olympic Team Silver Medalist (Hickstead)
- Team Silver Medalist Pan-American Games 2007 (Hickstead)
- Individual Bronze Medalist Pan-American Games 2007 (Hickstead)