Hickstead Named as ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month’ for September


Ottawa, ON—Equine Canada has named Hickstead the ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month’ for September.  On the opening day of the Spruce Meadows “Masters” tournament, September 7, reigning Olympic champions Hickstead, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Ashland Stables and Torrey Pines Stables, and Eric Lamaze won the $35,000 Finning Welcome. 

On Saturday, Hickstead and Lamaze posted two clear rounds in the $350,000 BMO Nations’ Cup and leading the Canadian Show Jumping Team to second place finish among the 10 countries competing.

Rounding out an incredible week, Hickstead and Lamaze won the prestigious $1 million CN International on Sunday, September 11. This victory marks the second time they have won, with the first time being in 2007.  “At this point in our career, I know him very well, and he wants to jump clear just as much as I do,” said Lamaze. “I don’t come to Canada very often, so to win here is very special.  Hickstead is the best horse in the world, in my opinion, and for him to show it here to his Canadian fans is great.

"Winning the $1 million CN International is just as exciting as it was the first time, if not more. The money is great, but to have his name attached to the title twice means a lot. As he nears the end of his career, I am so happy for my horse. It was great that John and the Fleischhacker family could be in Calgary and see Hickstead win. Their support has meant a lot to my career, and I was really happy that they could be there."

The Omega Alpha Horse of the Month program was developed to recognize a performance of exceptional merit by a horse from the disciplines of dressage, eventing or show jumping. Equine Canada is very pleased to have Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ generous support of the horse recognition program. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals will be providing the selected horse/rider combination with Omega Alpha product of their choice, up to a value of $1,000.

About Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is Canadian owned and incorporated in 1992, and with the approval of Health Canada, Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals has concentrated its efforts into producing and manufacturing herbal supplements and remedies. As a pharmaceutical company, all herbal supplements and health products manufactured by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. are done so following rigid standards and uncompromising quality. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. specializes in formulations for enhancing equine health and performance, using the finest natural ingredients available. For a list of the wide range of products for the optimum health and performance of humans, equines and pets, please visit www.OmegaAlpha.ca.

About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.

Photo: Equine Canada has named Hickstead the ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month’ for September.  Photo Credit— Cealy Tetley