While they swap hands for millions of euros, Britain’s top sport horses rarely earn a fortune. Nevertheless, Horse & Hound this week publishes a list of the top-earning horses in the period 2006-2007.
The top three are:
- Arko, partnered by Nick Skelton, the Hales’ family’s show jumper earned £385,407 in the last two years
- Insul Tech Mozart Des Hayettes, partnered by owner Michael Whitaker, the horse won £184,279
- Lacroix 9, partnered by 24-year-old Robert Whitaker, his mother, Claire’s gelding, earned £176,661
The list totals seven show jumpers and three eventers, but no dressage horses. The top-earning eventer was Headley Britannia who won £111,000 largely thanks to her back-to-back Burghley 2006 and Badminton 2007 wins.
To read Paula Minchin’s full feature don’t miss today’s Horse & Hound, on sale Thursday 17 January