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Cornet d’Amour retires from the sport

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Cornet d'Amour with Daniel Deusser in the saddle. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

After a hugely successful career, Stephex Stables’ Cornet d’Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani) is being retired from the sport. The retirement ceremony takes place this coming Saturday during the Brussels Stephex Masters.

With Daniel Deusser in the saddle, the now 16-year-old gelding won the 2014 World Cup Final in Lyon, France. The pair also took team silver for Germany at the European Championships in Herning in 2013 and in Aachen in 2015, as well as finishing third in the 2016 World Cup Final in Gothenburg. Together, Deusser and Cornet d’Amour have formed an extremely successful partnership and the two can look back at major Grand Prix wins from Paris and Den Bosch as well as World Cup victories from Mechelen and Wellington – to mention some. 

“It’s with a lot of respect and gratefulness that we announce the retirement from the sport of the legend Cornet d’Amour. I can proudly say that Cornet d’Amour helped me triumph and achieve many of my goals and this at the highest level of the equestrian sport. It’s the first horse of which I could certainly say that he would stay within the Stephex Family even after retiring. So, a big thank you to Cornet d’Amour and a happy retirement,” Stephan Conter comments on Stephex Stables’ social media channels. 

“They say that a horse can change your life and that the truly special ones define it. That’s the case for Cornet d’Amour and me. He is an exceptional horse that always went to great lengths in order to get us to the top of the sport. Winning the World cup in Lyon was the highlight of our careers. I'm grateful for what we achieved together. I will miss him in my stable, but it's time now for him to enjoy the green pastures,” Daniel Deusser states.  

At World of Showjumping, we wish Cornet d'Amour a very happy retirement!


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