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2017 LES ETOILES de PAU

After a brilliant Rolex, I was eager to have a great finish to the year with Crackers at Pau.  Deep down, I was still frustrated at getting so close the year before, so me, Crackers and his biggest fan Lucy (owner/breeder) headed to the south of France. We had a smart dressage and were in contention going into a tough cross country phase. We had an absolute round of a lifetime on a course that knocked out some of the best Horse/rider combinations. We went all of the direct routes and as we entered into the ring to do the last few fences and Cracker took a horrible step.  I heard a crack and lept straight off.  To my horror my old mate Crackers had broken his leg.  It was horrible.  Lucy and I had to make the heart breaking decision to put him to sleep. It was probably the lowest moment of my Eventing carrier….
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