World of Showjumping
Menu

This week

Coming weeks

CSI5* MLSJ Thermal
USA

CSI5*-W La Coruña
Spain

CSI4*/CSI2* Wellington
USA

CSI3* Valence
France

CSI3* Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CSI3* Oliva
Spain

CSI3* Lillestrøm
Norway

CSI2* Barcelona
Spain

CSI2* Riesenbeck
Germany

CSI2* Lichtenvoorde
The Netherlands

CSI2* Ornago
Italy

CSI2* Sentower Park
Belgium

Farewell to Berlin

Sunday, 13 September 2020
Sport

Photo © Hippo Foto Berlin with Gerco Schröder during his retirement ceremony in Den Bosch in 2009. Photo © Hippo Foto.

Gerco Schröder’s former top horse Berlin (Cassini I x Caretino) has passed away, at the age of 26. With Schröder in the saddle, Berlin won gold medals with the Dutch team at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006 as well as at the European Championships in Mannheim in 2007. The impressive stallion also won major Grand Prix competitions in La Coruna and Verona, and jumped to podium finishes in Grand Prix, Nations Cups and World Cups at venues such as Aachen, Barcelona, Helsinki, La Baule and St. Gallen.

Berlin left quietly, surrounded by his caretakers at the stallion station De Radstake in The Netherlands. “You were still walking in the fields like a king, and enjoyed your well-deserved retirement on your old days. Rest in peace dear Berlin, we will miss you so much,” reads a statement on De Radstake’s Facebook page. 

Berlin’s legacy lives on through his many successful offspring. Ace, Athene, Bellefleur PS Z, Berlux Z, Berlinda, Bull Run's Faustino de Tili, Dienellie, Eclatant, H&M Extra, Ilena de Mariposa, Sweet Tricia and Zerlin are among some of his many famous daughters and sons. 

Our thoughts go out to all those close to Berlin. 

 



This photo has been added to your cart !

Your shopping cart »
This website is using cookies for statistics, site optimization and retargeting purposes. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. Read more here.