Monday, July 12, 2010

Minotaure du Passoir Retires

Minotaure du Passoir has officially been retired after his big win at the Bromont three-day event in Canada. His owner, Amy Lingren, has owned this great French horse for many years now. He has done it all in the world of Preliminary eventing. He has had 53 starts in total, with his last start being his most successful. In June he won the CCI* at Bromont, finishing on his dressage score. His other great moments were being the 2009 USEA Preliminary Horse of the Year, 1st at the Plantation CIC*, 2nd at the Bromont CCI* 2009, as well as 18 Preliminary wins in American Horse Trials.

He will remain in work at our barn with Amy as his main rider. He is still very sound, fit and happy. Both Amy and I agree that he has achieved everything there is to achieve in his eventing career at this level, so it is now time to focus our efforts on a new project...

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy for giving me the ride on this wonderful horse when I first arrived in this great country. I was truly unknown, and after his original rider Ryan Wood went back to live in Australia, Amy took a chance and gave me a shot at riding her horse. We have developed a great friendship thanks to this awesome horse, with great memories and fantastic performances.


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