Two yearling clones of Ulla Salzgeber’s brilliant dressage horse Rusty have been unveiled, one in France, one in the US.
Dressage is a new area for the cloning specialist Cryozootech, which has already cloned several show jumpers.
Rusty Clone 1 and Rusty Clone 2 — which are owned by Cryozootech — will be raised as stallions. They will be considered for partnership with top breeders or dressage riders, or they may be sold. The FEI lifted its restriction on competing clones last summer.
Both yearlings are chestnut with one white sock, like Rusty — though on different hindlegs.
Rusty, a Latvian warmblood gelding by Rebus out of Akra, won two team Olympic golds, as well as individual silver and bronze. He was also a dual team gold and individual bronze medallist at the World Equestrian Games, and triple European Champion.