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06 November 2011 @ 10:53 am
RIP Hickstead  
Today, the Canadian horse community is in mourning. This morning we lost a champion - one of the most amazing horses we have ever been fortunate enough to have on our team. It is an incredible loss to show jumping. There will never be another horse like him.

Today the world says goodbye to the reigning Olympic gold medalist.

RIP Hickstead. You have no idea how many hearts you have touched and how truly devastated we are that your time came so soon.

Current Mood: shockedshocked
alias: castle [beckett rise]x_nothing_here on November 6th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
RIP Hickstead.
Danikoyaaniisqatsi on November 6th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
:( RIP handsome. <3
wagrobanitewagrobanite on November 6th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
poor Eric... *sigh*
Partly: Prayerpartly on November 6th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
That just breaks your heart.
i hope evil takes mastercard.: [stock] horse | fencenickeldreams on November 7th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
It's so sad. I just read an article about his death D: Awful. ♥
fbi_woman: Horses - bw closefbi_woman on November 7th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Apparently FEI TV aired footage of his death, and now it's on youtube. I watched it and I don't advise doing so. It just seemed so unreal that I felt like I needed to see it to accept it, but now I'll never be able to forget seeing it. I was bawling all morning, not so much from watching the video, but because I was so upset that the FEI would disrespect that horse by televising his tragic death (and I heard through the grapevine that they showed it more than once) after everything he gave to the sport.
i hope evil takes mastercard.nickeldreams on November 8th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
I can't believe they'd show it. That's terrible. Yeah, no, I wouldn't watch it anyway.