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Reveur de Hurtebise HDC to be retired from the sport

Friday, 13 April 2018

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson Reveur de Hurtebise HDC and Kevin Staut at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

At the age of 17, it has been decided that Kevin Staut's top horse Reveur de Hurtebise HDC (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Capricieux Des Six Cences) is to be retired from the sport. After an uncharacteristic round at the Longines FEI World Cup Final last night, that saw the gelding end up with twenty faults, his owners at Haras des Coudrettes quickly gave a statement about Reveur de Hurtebise's coming retirement.

"He just told us that he does not enjoy it as much as at the WEG in Caen, he does not take as much pleasure as in Rio and he gave his heart last December in Geneva by winning the Top 10. So it's time for Kevin, Laurence, Armand and me as well as for the entire HDC team to pay tribute to our little crack by letting him quietly take a step back and gently bow out at the pace that suits him best during this last year," reads the statement on Haras des Coudrettes' official Facebook page about Reveur de Hurtebis's retirement.

Together, Reveur de Hurtebise and Staut has had a fantastic career. The two won the team gold at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 as well as team silver at the World Championships in Caen in 2014. They also won the prestigious Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva at the end of last year, and has a five-star Grand Prix victory from Monte Carlo (2012) and a World Cup win from Bordeaux (2016) on their record as well as contributing to Nations Cup victories for France in La Baule (2017 and 2014) as well as Rotterdam (2014). The list goes on with top-three finishes from around the globe in some of the world's most prestigious Grand Prix classes. 

"He was a fantastic partner for Kevin, an exceptional companion for us and a loyal partner who gave everything to the French team by contributing very actively to all the last beautiful French medals," writes Haras des Coudrettes. "We are not sad because he is in good shape and happy, so we are going, as we did for Silvana, Orient Express, Ornella and others and offer him many more beautiful years in our Norman paddocks. So tonight, Kevin and I thank you for our most beautiful memories and our most beautiful emotions... You're always here with us, more beautiful than ever, it's the most important."

World of Showjumping wishes Reveur a happy and peaceful retirement when the time comes!


Text and picture © World of Showjumping // Source: Haras des Coudrettes

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