British event horse put down.

  • Helen Bell’s event horse Troubleshooter, was put down recently after suffering a colic attack

    Eventer Helen Bell’s former international event horse Troubleshooter, was put to sleep on 19 October at the age of 21 after suffering a severe attack of colic.

    Troubleshooter was just one of a handful of horses who managed to accumulate more than 1,000 points with the BHTA. By the time he was retired in 1997, his points tally stood at 1056.

    He had a prolific event career, which saw him complete Badminton six times, Burghley twice and he represented Great Britain at the European Championships in 1993 and World Equestrian Games at The Hague in 1994.

    Speaking about Troubleshooter, Becky Elvin his former event groom said: “He was truly a horse of a lifetime”.

    Bought by Helen’s late father Victor Ogden in 1986, Troubleshooter was produced solely by Helen, who brought him up through the ranks from novice to advanced.

    Troubleshooter made a huge impact on the eventing world and will probably be best remembered for his massive leap at the Ha Ha fence at the 1992 Badminton.

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