Successful international dressage horse Blue Hors Cavan has been retired. In a ceremony at the Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning, Denmark (10 March), the dressage world paid tribute to the 17-year-old Hanoverian’s outstanding competitive career.
Blue Hors Cavan claimed 49 victories at grand prix level with Lars Petersen and Andreas Helgstrand. He was a finalist in three European Championships, two World Championships, three World Cup finals and an Olympics (Athens, 2004) and was crowned Danish Dressage Champion four times. He also won eight World Cup qualifiers.
He is also one of the five best breeding stallions in Denmark, having produced the gold medal mare Lara Stensvang, who became Mare of the Year in 2006. Having been gelded in 2000 following a testicular hernia, Blue Hors Cavan’s progeny are extremely valuable. He is owned by Blue Hors Stud in Randbøl, Denmark where he will remain in retirement.
Cassidy, born in 2000, is Blue Hors Cavan’s only approved son. He sired his first foals in 2006.