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After an exceptional career, Misanto Pret A Tout will be retired from the sport

Sunday, 05 September 2021

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Marcus Ehning's Misanto Pret A Tout will be retired from the sport. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.


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Marcus Ehning’s long-time partner Misanto Pret A Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy) will be retired from the sport. The retirement ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday 18th of September 2021 during CHIO Aachen, where the now 18-year-old gelding won the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix back in 2018. 

With Ehning in the saddle, Misanto Pret A Tout has had an exceptional career. In 2018, the pair won two of the most prestigious Grand Prix classes in the world: The Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen and Geneva. They were also part of the winning German team in the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen in 2018, 2017 and 2016. Victories in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in Madrid in 2019, the CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid in 2016, the CSI5* Grand Prix in Gothenburg in 2016 as well as the Longines FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona in 2016 are also among their greatest achievements. 

Ehning and Pret A Tout were on the German bronze team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in 2018, and competed at the European Championships in Gothenburg in 2017. 

“For sure the best wins with him came in the Grand Prix of Aachen and the Grand Prix of Geneva,” Ehning tells to World of Showjumping. ”And, the bronze medal at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon was of course a highlight too.” 

“Pret A Tout has a special character and is an unbelievably clever horse in the ring,” Ehning says. “He was never the most spectacular jumper, but he knows exactly where the poles are. His cleverness and his flexibility were his best assets.”

Before Ehning took over the reins in 2015, Pret A Tout had already had lots of success with Kaya Lüthi. “When I got him, he already had a lot of experience. With Kaya, he was very good and had already won medals at the young rider Europeans,” Ehning says. 

“I got Pret A Tout quite late in his career, and he is now eighteen,” Ehning continues. “He is still jumping at the highest level of the sport, like in Hamburg last week, but I always prefer to retire my horses while they are still at top.” 


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