The amazing stallion Hickstead passed away today during the World Cup show in Verona. The stallion collapsed in the arena after he had crossed the finish line and was walking out of the ring. Hickstead was brought out by a horse ambulance.
There was held one minute's silence as a tribute to Hickstead where all the riders entered the arena. Later it was announced that the riders and the organizers had decided not to finish the class in respect of one of the greatest horses the world has seen.
An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled in the coming days.
Our deepest thoughts go out to Eric and his team.
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