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Images | Curtains close for Taloubet Z in Leipzig

Monday, 22 January 2018
CSI5*-W Leipzig 2018

Christian Ahlmann and Taloubet Z wrapped up a legendary career in a legendary manner when winning their very last competition together, at their favourite venue in Leipzig. All pictures (c) World of Showjumping by Nanna Nieminen.

Photo (c) World of Showjumping A love in common: When Taloubet Z went clear in the first round in the Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix of Leipzig, his former groom Caroline Martin was one of the first ones to celebrate with Elsa Fau, his current groom.

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Taloubet Z getting a treat from Elsa after the first round in Leipzig.

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Taloubet Z entering the ring for the jump-off - for the very last time.

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Elsa and Joost, who works for Judy-Ann Melchior, celebrating the win.

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Coming out of the ring as the winner, with the song "Life is life" blasting in the background.

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Caroline Schwolow, Christian Ahlmann's home groom, has been with the stallion the longest time.

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Emma Lindgren and Caroline Martin, two of Taloubet Z's four long-time grooms that got thanked in the ring after the prize giving.

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Christian Ahlmann gave a special thanks to Judy-Ann Melchior and the four grooms that during the past ten years have cared for Taloubet Z; Caroline Schwolow, Emma Lindgren, Elsa Fau and Caroline Martin.

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"You are and will always remain our hero" Ahlmann said to Taloubet Z in the emotional ceremony.

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Thank you, Taloubet Z!

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