One of Britain’s highest ranked junior rider dressage horses Remming has been retired from top level competition following injury.
Remming, who was ridden by Charlotte Fry and trained by Carl Hester, was scanned by Team GBR vet Robrecht Cnockaert on May 27. He diagnosed a 40% tear in Remming’s left foreleg suspensory ligament. He was then put on a strict exercise plan and referred to Glasgow for a second scan.
Owners Christine Graham and Leslie Connor took Remming to Glasgow last Tuesday, where the significant trauma injury to the leg was confirmed.
“This current injury combined with a previous hind leg injury and his age (16), confirm that he is unlikely to ever return to top class competition. He will now be in a programme of intensive, careful management which should ensure he’s capable of returning to light work and hacking in the future,” they said.
“We, as his owners, would like to thank Remming for being our ‘horse of a lifetime’,” Graham said.
“An outstanding horse of beauty and intelligence, he is a true gentleman who always gave his best. He will now have the very best of treatment for the rest if his days and will enjoy a happy, peaceful retirement alongside his friends Mozart and Ghandi in Scotland.”
Dutch-bred Remming is by Flemmingh and from the Dreamstreet mare Irana.