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Farewell to AD Welcome du Petit Vivier

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Sport

AD Welcome du Petit Vivier. Photo (c) Studforlife.com.
AD Welcome du Petit Vivier. Photo (c) Studforlife.com.

Athina Onassis's former international ride AD Welcome du Petit Vivier (Flamenco Desemilly x Nonstop) has very sadly been put to sleep. The now 17-year-old gelding had been competing at the CSIO5* La Baule event with Brazilian rider Doda de Miranda's daughter, and was travelling back on the horse truck which ended up in a fatal accident that forced the decision to put AD Welcome du Petit Vivier down. 

In an emotional post on Instagram, Doda de Miranda writes: "Unfortunately we lost a magnificent horse that was part of our family, a true friend. He gave so much joy to all who rode and especially to my daughter who loved him immensely."

 


Source: Doda de Miranda's official Instagram account // Picture © Studforlife.com

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