I used to watch show jumping all the time until they stopped showing it on the major sports channels in Canada. I watched Lamaze since he rode Zucarlos, a beautiful dapple-grey stallion who used to buck at the end of each jump. The partnership between horse and rider is incredible. I'm sure Eric is devastated at his loss. It could take years before he finds another great equestrian partner.
I wish they'd televise show jumping again. It's a highly underrated sport in North America, and very exciting to watch. I'd take it over poker or darts any day (how the heck are those considered sports?). It's disgusting that I live in a country that has some of the greatest show jumping in the world (Spruce Meadows Alberta anyone?) and we can't watch it on TV. Instead we get curling ffs. Ok rant over.