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Spruce Meadows to salute Hickstead

Monday, 07 November 2011

Hickstead after his win in the CN International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows in 2007. Photo by Spruce Meadows Media Services.Spruce Meadows invites fans of the great champion Hickstead to pay tribute to the recently departed stallion at Spruce Meadows beginning Tuesday, November 8th through November 13, 2011. In response to the tragic and untimely passing of Hickstead on November 6th, while competing in World Cup competition in Europe, and the huge public response from across Canada and around the world, Spruce Meadows has created a commemorative tribute area in front of the Spruce Meadows Riding Hall where fans can pay their respects and sign a condolences book for Eric Lamaze.


“We have been touched by the outpouring of emotion and respect that has come in from around the world since Hickstead’s untimely passing and are happy to do this for his fans and for Eric,” said Spruce Meadows president, Linda Southern-Heathcott. “We will also plan to salute Hickstead next season at Spruce Meadows when Eric and the rest of the international show jumping community can be with us.”

Those wishing to visit Spruce Meadows to pay their respects to Hickstead are invited to do so between 9 am – 5 pm daily through November 13, 2011.

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