Edwina Tops-Alexander retired her great showjumper Cevo Itot Du Chateau in an emotional ceremony in Paris on Sunday, 5 July.

He always gave me the world of confidence,” said Edwina, who competed the 18-year-old French-bred gelding at two Olympic Games.

“But everything comes to an end and you don’t want to put him in a position where he’s not going to be at his best.

I wanted him to finish on a good note.

We take a look back at this wonderful little French-bred gelding’s illustrious career in pictures.

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