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Libertina to be officially retired in June

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Libertina being hugged by Jessica after one of their wins. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The great showjumping mare Castle Forbes Libertina (Libero H x Polydor) will be officially retired at this year's Mullingar Fayre and International Horse Festival in Ireland in the beginning of June.

The fifteen year old mare was returned to her owner – Lady Georgina Forbes – earlier this year after disagreements in regards to the contract between Forbes and Kürten. During her career with Jessica Kürten, Libertina has won nine 5* Grand Prix in Monaco, London, Dublin, São Paulo, Leipzig, Zurich and Gothenburg. The pair was also victorious in the 2007 Rolex Top Ten Final in Geneva. In the 2006 World Cup final in Kuala Lumpur, they finished second.   

Related article; Kürten hands over Castle Forbes horses .

Source: Mullingar Fayre and International Horse Festival

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