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Silvana HDC honored with beautiful retirement ceremony in Bordeaux

Sunday, 07 February 2016

The team from Haras des Coudrettes was present for Silvana HDC's retirement ceremony in Bordeaux. Photo (c) Tiffany van Halle.
Kevin Staut and the team at Haras des Coudrettes were all present for Silvana HDC's retirement ceremony in Bordeaux. Photo (c) Tiffany van Halle.

Kevin Staut’s fantastic partner Silvana HDC (Corland x Widor) was retired from the sport today during a beautiful ceremony at Jumping International de Bordeaux. A packed house that included the HDC-team paid tribute to the now 17-year-old mare, who has had a tremendous career under Staut. 

The location was chosen carefully, as Jumping International de Bordeaux was the event where Kevin and Silvana HDC took their first big win together after Haras des Coudrettes bought the mare at the end of 2011 – securing her continued career under the French rider.

With Staut in the saddle, Silvana HDC won the 2014 Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch and the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Paris, the 2013 Gucci Grand Prix, the 2012 World Cups in Stuttgart and in Bordeaux and the 2010 World Cup in Geneva – not to forget their numerous other wins and podium finishes.

The pair also has silver medals from both the 2010 World Championships in Kentucky as well as the 2011 European Championships in Madrid. Silvana HDC also jumped at the 2012 Olympic Games, and has six World Cup Finals under her belt.

We wish Silvana HDC the happiest retirement possible!

Watch the beautiful tribute to Silvana HDC

Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Tiffany van Halle

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