Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vote for Eric Lamaze & Hickstead: Athlete of the Year

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sports columnist Scott Russell has put forth a dozen deserving Canadian athletes for the coveted Canadian Athlete of the Year Award.  You may be asking, "Why should I give a rat's tuckus about the Canadian Athlete of the Year?"  Simple, my friend.  If you are reading this, you clearly love all things equine.  If this is the case, you may be aware that Canadian showjumper Eric Lamaze and his recently deceased champion Hickstead were ranked #1 in the world at the time of Hickstead's passing.  The venerable pair is now in the running for Canadian Athlet of the Year.

Let's make one thing clear, as Mr. Russell says, this is not about the sympathy vote.  Here's a brief recap of the team's 2011 season:
  • Winners of the 2011 $1 million CN International (second time)
  • Winners of the $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup (fourth time)
  • Winners - Grand Prix of La Baule, FR
  • Winners - Grand Prix of Rome, IT
  • 1st Place - 1.55 m Rotterdam, NL
  • 1st Place - $100,000 Le Saute Hermes, Paris, FR
  • 2nd Place, FEI Rolex World Cup, Leipzig, DE
Not too shabby, huh? 

It'll take about 3 seconds out of your day to vote for Hickstead and Eric.  I think they deserve it -- don't you?

Follow the link, scroll down to the bottom of the article, select Hickstead and Eric in the Polldaddy Poll and click vote. Let’s do this!

 CLICK HERE TO VOTE for Hickstead and Eric for Canada’s Athlete of the Year

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