Event rider Flora Harris says she is “utterly devastated” to have lost her top horse, Law Choice.
The 13-year-old chestnut gelding, of unknown breeding, sustained a tendon injury in training and the “agonizing” decision was taken to put him to sleep on Sunday (24 February).
“Bobs”, as he was known at home, had amassed over 200 British Eventing (BE) points during his career.
Amongst his wins were the CIC** at Osberton in 2008 and the 2010 Express Eventing competition. He gave Flora her first four-star run, jumping clear across country in the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
“He was my best friend,” said Flora.
“As my first top horse, I had hoped that he would grow old with me but sadly it wasn’t to be. He will always be remembered for his stunning jumping performances and ‘never say die’ attitude.
“I feel privileged to have known him and he will be remembered fondly for the opportunities and experiences he has given me in my career to date,” said Flora.