Eric Lamaze

  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Equestrian, Stable owner
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  • Raised by a grandparent after his mother was jailed for drug charges.
  • Dropped out of school in the 9th grade because he had difficulty concentrating in the classroom.
  • Fell in love with riding at the age of 13 and credits both the sport and the mentorship of stable owner Eddie Creed for helping him escape his family's history.
  • Disqualified from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta after testing positive for cocaine, although the accompanying four-year suspension was overturned.
  • Disqualified from the 2000 Sydney Games for testing positive for ephedrine and briefly, banned for life; the ban was lifted in arbitration but he was expunged from the Canadian team.
  • Won a gold in individual jumping and a silver in team jumping at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
  • Owns Torrey Pines Stables in Schomburg, Ontario where he breeds and trains champion jumpers.
  • Won bronze individual jumping at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Relationships

  • Alexis Stein — Fiancé
  • Megan Johnstone — Ex-wife

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