2008 Individual Gold Medalist & World Champion Show Jumper
He's been described as jumping as if springs were in his hooves.
Hickstead, the 16-hand bay Dutch Warmblood ridden by Canadian Olympic medalist, Eric Lamaze, was already a legend of his sport before his untimely death in November, 2011. The World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses ranked Hickstead (based on his performance record) the world's top show jumper.
Together, Eric and Hickstead won Individual Gold and Team Silver medals at the 2008 Olympics. In 2010, Hickstead's four clean rounds at the World Equestrian Games in the show jumping championships earned him recognition as "Best Horse" for his discipline.