Hickstead, the incredible show jumping stallion, passed away today. Hickstead and Eric were at the top of the show jumping world for years and years. It was easy to think they would go on for much longer.
I remember seeing Hickstead years ago in Canada and being thrilled by his amazing jumping style. He had such energy, such life. The bond he had with Eric Lamaze was total partnership. I held my breath when I watched them go at the Olympics but in my heart I just knew they would win. There was something special about watching them together. I felt they had similar paths of hardship but then manifested true greatness as kindred souls.
Hickstead you gave all you had and showed us the beauty and inspiration that we can all bring to life. You will be missed.