"Very sad to hear about Hickstead truly a great
horse, my thoughts are with Eric"
"The loss of Hickstead during the World Cup
qualifier in Verona has saddened all of us here. As
a mark of respect to Hickstead and Eric, the riders
and organisers decided not to proceed with the show
and held a minute’s silence. My sympathies go to
Eric, the Fleischhacker family and groom Deplhine.
Hickstead was truly one of the greatest show jumpers
of all time"
"Hickstead really was a horse in a million and my
heart goes out to Eric and everyone connected with
this wonderful horse. This is a terrible loss, but
Hickstead truly will never be forgotten. We were
very lucky to have known him"
"There have been a lot of great horses over the
years but only a few exceptional ones, HICKSTEAD you
were one of them. Thank you for showing the world
what Eric was capable of"
I am very sorry for Hickstead and Eric, the two of
you set the standard the rest of us chased for the
past decade. It was an honor to do battle, you will
"RIP Hickstead..... The greatest Champion... All
best wishes for Eric... The nicest Champion..."
"R.I.P Hickstead.....the World lost one of its
"I was saddened to hear about the death of Hickstead
yesterday at Verona. Hickstead was a legend in his
own lifetime and had achieved so much with Eric. We
were lucky to have seen him jump as part of our era
and he will be talked about in the same context as
such greats as Milton and Gem Twist. My thoughts go
out to Eric, his team and the Fleishhacker family at
"Hickstead the jumping Olympic champion died, So sad
I loved that horse, Did such an amazing Job... RIP
and To Erik Lamaze I am really sorry for your Lost"