Tripple X III out competing with a new partner

  • Ben Maher’s former ride Tripple X III has been out competing again — under Canadian Tiffany Foster.

    The 12-year-old stallion, who won team gold at the London 2012 Olympics with Ben Maher was sold last month (16 April) to Canadian showjumper Eric Lamaze’s company Torrey Pines.

    Eric’s Canadian teammate Tiffany competed Tripple X at Le Touquet last week (8-9 May).

    Tiffany has been working with Olympic gold medallist Eric since 2006, and has been jumping internationally since 2011  — including representing Canada in Nations Cup teams.

    The pair finished 14th in the CSI3* Equidia Life class (8 May) and 51st in the CSI 3* Touquet Tourisme (8 May).

    There is no confirmation that Tiffany will be Tripple X’s permanent new partner.

    A spokesman for Eric told H&H “there is no comment from either Tiffany or Eric at this time”.

    Tripple X, who is by Namelus R, was bred and produced by Ben.

    The horse was sold as part of an ongoing legal wrangle between Ben and his long-term backers Emma and Mike Phillips. Due to the dispute between Ben and the Phillipses, the sale agreement was settled after a High Court hearing.

    Photo by Christophe Bricot

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