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‘One of many biggest horses ever’: Shutterfly dies aged 30

  • Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum has paid tribute to the incomparable Shutterfly, the “biggest associate anybody might ever have”.

    The legendary showjumper, who gained three World Cup Finals and particular person European gold with Meredith of their stellar profession collectively, died on 28 January, aged 30.

    “It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that I’m unhappy to announce that we misplaced Shutterfly this morning,” Meredith mentioned. “He was a novel and irreplaceable a part of our lives.”

    Meredith noticed the Silvio I gelding as a six-year-old; a “uncertain, not sure teenager” who “blossomed into one of many biggest horses to ever stay”.

    “He gained three World Cup finals, two prime ten finals, the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen, amongst many different prestigious titles,” she mentioned. “He introduced me to the highest of the world rating listing, as the one ladies ever, the place I used to be capable of take pleasure in #1 for twenty-four months.”

    Meredith and “Petey” completed fourth individually on the 2008 Olympics and gained particular person and workforce bronze for Germany on the 2006 World Equestrian Video games in Aachen. He additionally jumped – and gained – his final class at Aachen in 2011, beating the most effective on this planet to take the Preis von Europa aged 18.

    He had since been having fun with his retirement with Meredith at dwelling.

    “We are going to miss the sort and sweet-hearted Petey who caught his nostril within the child carriage and softly nuzzled my daughter Brianne simply days after she was born,” Meredith mentioned. “I’m positive that caress gave her the passionate love for horses she has at the moment.

    “I’ll miss you my pal and I admire each second I had with you. You had been the best associate anybody might ever have. You’ll by no means be forgotten Petey. Relaxation in peace my love.”

    You may also be excited about:

    Shutterfly, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s standard showjumper, was retired in entrance of a crowd of 40,000 at CHIO Aachen yesterday (17 July).

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