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Hickstead has passed away

Sunday, 06 November 2011

Eric and Hickstead at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.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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