“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write” Laura Collett announces retirement for Mr Bass

Laura Collett on Mr Bass at Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write” Laura Collette announces Mr Bass’s Retirement British Event rider and Olympic gold medalist, Laura Collette, took to social media on Friday 5th November to announce the official retirement of her 4* event horse, Mr Bass. A firm favourite with eventing fans, the 16.2hh 13-year-old gelding has carried Laura through the ranks of eventing since 2013. Their first BE win came in 2014 at Salperton Park (Novice), with another the same year at Camphire CIC Young Horse, Ireland. The following years…

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Hermes Ryan, the little French lion, wins Verona qualifier for Delestre

The brilliant 16-year-old geldings Hermes Ryan galloped to victory for French rider Simon Delestre at the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League in Verona, Italy today. (FEI/Massimo Argenziano)

Hermes Ryan, the little French lion, wins Verona qualifier for Delestre Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League – Written by Louise Parkes The brilliant little Hermes Ryan showed horses half his age how it should be done when galloping to victory for Simon Delestre in the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup 2021/2022 Western European League series at Verona in Italy. The 16-year-old gelding has provided the 40-year-old Frenchman with some of the greatest moments in his career. And the weekend’s success ranks up…

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