Eric Lamaze and his magnificent stallion Rio Grande are absolutely amazing! Rio Grande is a former Dressage horse turned Jumper. This video is from the 1995 Shell Cup Derby, at Spruce Meadows. The then 9yr-old was already at international derby competition level, despite his late in show jumping. He handles the course amazingly well for a greenie, ending up in second place!
Watch Him TROT a fence that’s almost 5 Feet high at minute 2:29! They may not have had a perfect course, but any horse that can TROT a Grand Prix jump has my respect! Rio Grande has so much heart and it shows!
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