Britain’s Peter Storr has retired his 2001 European Championship team dressage ride, Gambrinus, at the age 15.
“He’s done enough,” said Peter. “He’s given his all and I wanted to stop with him before it goes downhill.”
The pair were national champions at almost every level and took back-to-back grand prix titles in 2000 and 2001.
“My fondest memories with him were of our back-to-back wins, which were fantastic,” said Peter. “Going to compete in Moscow with him was another highlight. It was complicated getting there, but once we arrived we were treated like kings. As we rode in the indoor arena a pianist played in the balcony above us.”
Gambrinus will retire to his owner Pinky Heintz’s base in Windsor, where the Hanoverian stallion will be kept as a schoolmaster.