Eric Lamaze has sold Olympic showjumper Tripple X III to Artisan Farms.
Lamaze bought the 12-year-old Anglo European stallion (Namelus R x Cantango) from Ben Maher in April. maher rode him to team Olympic gold at the London 2012 gGames.
Under Lamaze’s ownership, Tripple X III competed with Canadian Olympian Tiffany Foster in Europe, and finished second to Lamaze and Powerplay in the $85,000 1.55m Spectra Energy Cup at the CSI5* Spruce Meadows ‘National’ tournament earlier this month in Calgary.
“When I purchased the horse, it was with the intention to resell,” Lamaze said. “After seeing the horse compete, Andy and Carlene decided they would like to purchase Tripple X and keep him as part of the Artisan Farms family.”
Foster, 29, will continue to compete Tripple X III throughout the 2014 season.
The Artisan Farms team, which also includes Andy Ziegler and young professional Caitlin Ziegler, will compete in Calgary throughout the Spruce Meadows Summer Series before returning to Europe in mid-July. Based in Vrasene, Belgium, and Wellington, Florida, Artisan Farms is committed to the continued improvement and promotion of competitive show jumping.