Dressage Horse Dies Day After Winning Grand Prix CDI3* at AGDF

first_img SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Horse Sport Enews Rebroff 6, a 12-year-old Rhinelander gelding, passed away in his stall on Jan. 30th, a day after winning the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* for Freestyle with his rider Frederic Wandres (GER) at the AGDF in Wellington, Florida. The suspected cause was a cardiac event.It was the first competition together for the 33-year-old Wandres and the German-bred gelding (Robespierrot x Nimfa, Oula Owl), and the first time Wandres had competed in the United States.A statement released by the organizers on Saturday, January 30th reads:“Equestrian Sport Productions management regretfully announces the passing of Rebroff, a 12-year-old gelding owned by Hof Kasselmann GmbH & Co. KG, on the horse show grounds at Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center during the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Saturday, January 30.The horse was found to be in need of care in its stabling at 11:30 a.m. The FEI official veterinarian for AGDF as well as the treating veterinarian were on-site immediately. The horse did not die in the course of competition.While the cause of death is unknown, it is a suspected cardiac event. The horse will be sent to the Kissimmee, FL, pathology laboratory for a necropsy per FEI regulations.Equestrian Sport Productions and everyone involved at AGDF expresses their great sympathy for the loss of Rebroff.”Wandres wrote on Facebook: “Yesterday he was the winner … today he is not anymore with us. Hopefully he reaches the other side of the rainbow well. We tried our very best to make his life as nice as possible since we have him. Lars (Ligus, his groom) and François (Kasselmann) were with him until the end.” Tags: Dressage, AGDF, Rebroff 6, Frederic Wandres, cardiac event, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more