Us Aussie dressage lovers are in shock today after finding out that one of our most promising and talented riders has lost their top Olympic prospect in a freak road accident in Germany yesterday.
Hayley Beresford's lusitano stallion, Relampago Do Retiro, has competed with Hayley in the lost Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games and numerous other major competitions. 'Reli' has recently returned to work after an injury and was returning from his regular check ups yesterday morning, when a car pulled out in front of the trainer. The trailer driver was forced to swerve and the trailer tipped over. Reli was euthanised at the scene.
Beresford's Relampago do Retiro Euthanized after Freak Accident | eurodressage
Vale Relampago Do Rotiro. Australia will miss you dearly, my thoughts go out to Hayley.