- Chacco Blue 11 x Vigo D'Arsouilles (Chacco Blue X Nabab De Reve x Ekstein)
Gorgeous dark bay Zangersheide. Belgian Warmblood filly born out of the dam line of Hickstead, probably the greatest showjumper of all time
Chacco Blue 11 x Vigo D'Arsouilles (Chacco Blue X Nabab De Reve x Ekstein)
Her dam ‘Nomara De Muze’ is out of ‘Jomara’ (mother to Hickstead) making her sister to probably the greatest Stallion to have ever graced the planet, Hickstead
Sire is the son of Chacco Blue - Chacco Blue 11 making the foal a product of Chacco Blue.
Chacco Blue 11
Named after his sire, world #1 jumping sire, Chacco Blue (Chambertin), Chacco Blue II one of the three best performing sons in the sport. This is no surprise, he comes from a top Selle Francais motherline and his mother Naiti Rouge was ridden at the top of the sport by Alexander Onyschenko. She went on to make Chacco Blue II and then Caitari 1.55m, Balou Rouge 1.45m and Stakkato Rouge 1.60m. The grandmother, Haiti Rouge who produced Chacco’s mother Naiti 1.60m, as a well as Maiti Rouge ENE*HN 1.60m. This is a serious line. Chacco came very late to the sport after a very interesting story, and rocketed up to the World Games in Tyron [USA) I 2018. A change of rider in 2019, to Luciana Diniz, should see Chacco head up to the real top end of the sport. Chacco is a harmonious and beautiful horse, check out his movement! Very modern with stunning scope and shape over a fence. He’s totally uncomplicated, and a dream in the stables and under saddle. A good strong back, with great neck and loin connection. He clearly has a beautiful head. THE Chacco Blue son to be using now, he’s proven in the sport and comes from one of the best French motherlines.
Eric Lamaze and Hickstead to be Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Calgary, Alberta – 2008 Beijing Olympic show jumping champions Eric Lamaze and Hickstead will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2020/21. The announcement was made in Calgary, AB, on May 27, 2020.
Together, Lamaze and Hickstead wrote show jumping history. Their crowning achievement was claiming the individual gold and team silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Lamaze and Hickstead also earned an individual bronze medal at the 2010 World Championships where Hickstead was awarded the title of “Best Horse.” They won team silver and individual bronze medals at the 2007 Pan American Games as well as several major grand prix show jumping titles including Calgary (2007 and 2011); Geneva (2008); Aachen (2010); La Baule (2011); and Rome (2011).
“It is an honour for myself and Hickstead to be recognized for our achievements by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame,” said Lamaze, 52. “I’m especially happy for Hickstead. In our sport, it takes two athletes, one human and one equine, working together and in Hickstead I found a true partner. It’s wonderful that his accomplishments are being recognized for the great athletic feats that they were.
“Together, we were proud to represent Canada on the world stage,” continued Lamaze. “My sincerest thanks to all who supported this nomination and made it possible. I gratefully accept this honour on behalf of all of our supporters, our fans, and our great nation.”
In addition to being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Lamaze will receive the Order of Sport, Canada’s highest sporting honour.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, traditionally held each October in Toronto, ON, will not take place in 2020. Rather, it will be deferred for one year, making Lamaze and Hickstead part of the class of 2020/21.
Lamaze and Hickstead will be the second horse-rider combination ever inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, following Ian Millar and Big Ben’s induction in 1996.
Hickstead (Hamlet – Jomara x Ekstein) was bred in The Netherlands by Jan van Schijndel and born on March 2, 1996. Lamaze purchased the Dutch Warmblood stallion in 2004 through Stephex Stables in Belgium and owned him in partnership with John Fleischhacker’s Ashland Stables of the United States. Prior to his tragic death during competition in Italy in 2011, Hickstead earned more than $3 million in prize money during his career with Lamaze and was widely considered to be the best show jumping horse of his era.
Having competed at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, and 2016 Rio Olympics, Lamaze is now focused on representing Canada at the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He owns and operates Torrey Pines Stable, a large show jumping training and sales business with bases in Wellington, Florida, and Brussels, Belgium, where he trains many students from various nationalities at the elite level.