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Lamaze boycotts future team rides for Canada

Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Eric Lamaze. According to Eric Lamaze has said that he will not compete on any teams for Canada until his national federation steps up its public support of Tiffany Foster. On August 5th Foster’s horse Victor was disqualified from the Olympic Games following a failed hypersensitivity test, due to a sensitive area on front of the left forelimb. At the press conference in Greenwich Park that followed after the disqualification, Lamaze described it as a “complete miscarriage of justice” and said that “the only sensible part of that horse is that spot that six persons have been poking on!”.

Yesterday Equine Canada released a statement regarding the disqualification, which among other things said: “We fully support the FEI in its hypersensitivity testing protocol… Equine Canada appreciates that the FEI has shared with us the findings of the veterinary examinations.”

Lamaze does not seem happy about the statement, and has been very clear on his own views on the hypersensitivity protocols as well as Foster’s case. Yesterday Lamaze went out in full support to Foster, and said he will not compete on future teams for Canada until Equine Canada takes a stronger and more supportive stand regarding the disqualification of Foster.


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