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Eric Lamaze is taking a break

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  • Eric Lamaze is taking a break

    This was posted on his Facebook page this afternoon:

    Dear Facebook Fans and Yes the Lamazing Ladies,
    It has been a wonderful 6 to 7 years being at the top of my game, two Olympics, two WEG’s, and many more major Grand Prix’s around the world. I have decided to hang up my boots and spurs for a few months to recharge, play golf and in general just take a rest. I rented a nice place in California and will be spending most of my time there other then a planned trip to Africa. I want to thank you all for your great support through all this and I will keep you posted about my return to the sport of Show Jumping which I love.
    Take Care,
    Eric

  • #2
    Good for him! That is a good way to keep from burning out.

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    • #3
      We will miss him, but I can quite understand that since Nov. 6, 2011... he must be feeling very tired and would need a break.
      I hope he does come back, full of energy and ready to compete again. In the meantime, I wonder what will happen to Derly, Coriana, Verdi... they can't just take a break and rest, don't they have to stay in training? So who will be the "lucky" rider to work them?
      And California, please enjoy our best rider (I just hope he does not like golf THAT much!).

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      • #4
        Where in Cali? If it's in NorCal, let the stalking commence

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        • #5
          Good for him!

          Hope he goes out with a win at the Masters this weekend!

          I'm sure the horses would get a bit of a break so that they are fresh and ready to come back for the winter circuit in January.

          P.
          A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gali's girl View Post
            Where in Cali? If it's in NorCal, let the stalking commence
            Proud member of the COTH Junior (and Junior-at-Heart!) clique!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Polydor View Post

              I'm sure the horses would get a bit of a break so that they are fresh and ready to come back for the winter circuit in January.

              P.
              Don't people routinely do this anymore? Way back many centuries ago when I was a little girl in long dresses carving my letter on my slate, jumpers were turned out after THOTYS in the UK, and not brought back up until spring, then it was after the Christmas Show at Olympia.

              Good for Eric, I hope he comes back fresh and ready to go again
              I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

              Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

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              • #8
                if he shows up in the east bay, i'll find him!!! :-)
                Bethe Mounce
                Head Trainer, AmeriCan Romance Equestrian
                https://www.facebook.com/AmericanRomanceEquestrian
                Brentwood CA

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KBC View Post
                  Don't people routinely do this anymore? Way back many centuries ago when I was a little girl in long dresses carving my letter on my slate, jumpers were turned out after THOTYS in the UK, and not brought back up until spring, then it was after the Christmas Show at Olympia.

                  Good for Eric, I hope he comes back fresh and ready to go again
                  Yes, we Americans used to do this too. Home and shoes off after New York or Toronto until FL in February. Alas, everyone feels compelled to attend every.single.show on the calendar now, and go to FL in November. It wasn't just the horses that needed the rest...
                  Laurie

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gali's girl View Post
                    Where in Cali? If it's in NorCal, let the stalking commence
                    Originally posted by PonyPeep View Post
                    We can all work together

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                    • #11
                      JHU posted it may be shorter than announced... weeks rather than months.. he won't be at the Royal, he usually is in Europe and last year was an exception.

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                      • #12
                        Good for him.

                        I hope he has a great bit of time off to relax.
                        "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                        • #13
                          Good for him!! Everyone needs a break sometimes! I hope he enjoys every minute and gets to finally relax a little!

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                          • #14
                            He certainly deserves the break.
                            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                            ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lauriep View Post
                              Yes, we Americans used to do this too. Home and shoes off after New York or Toronto until FL in February. Alas, everyone feels compelled to attend every.single.show on the calendar now, and go to FL in November. It wasn't just the horses that needed the rest...
                              Amen!!!!

                              There used to be an off-season, but horse showing has turned into hockey, the sport that never ends.

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                              • #16
                                Good for him! Go have fun, Eric, and come back refreshed and ready to WIN!

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                                • #17
                                  I wish more top riders did this. Sometimes you just need a break from something you've been doing for your whole life to explore and experience new things. Good for him! I hope he enjoys his well deserved break

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                                  • #18
                                    That's what I liked about Canada. Unless you were willing to show down south, shows only happened April to October.

                                    That said, many of us dreaded the off season because, after maybe 2 weeks of relaxing rides, our stirrups would disappear.

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                                    • #19
                                      The official word

                                      http://www.torreypinesstable.com/Pre...ompetition.htm

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                                      • #20
                                        After watching Eric interviewed after showing yesterday, I think a break is a REALLY good idea.

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