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My absolute favorite freestyle dressage. Ever.
I don’t believe you have too like horses to appreciate how beautiful this is.

Remembering the great ones;

Gribaldi (1993-2010)

Competing at grand prix Level with Edward Gal with considerable success, the combination won the Zwolle International Stallion Show Kur with 73.70 and the Kur at the CHIO Rotterdam.

Gribaldi was proclaimed Elite Stallion by the Trakehner society in 3003 and in 2005, based on the performance of his 6 and 7 year-old offspring, the KWPN decided to proclaim Gribaldi a ‘Keur’ Stallion. In order to become a KWPN Keir stallion, a sire has to have a sport index of more than 140 points with a reliability of 75%, and has to be passing superior conformation on to the offspring.

Gestion Bonfire
What an amazing horse he was, a true legend. I am very shocked by the news that he died today. For those of you who didn’t know Bonfire: he was Anky van Grunsven's horse. They have won a lot of international prizes, but  the 2000 Olympics in Sydney were their highlight, where they won the gold medal. 

He reached the wonderful age of 30 years old.

Rest in peace, Bonfire.