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farewell to ‘unbelievable’ occasion horse Fanta Boy


  • Georgie Goss (née Spence) has paid tribute to her superior occasion horse Fanta Boy, who has died aged 12.

    The gray gelding, owned by Joanna Spence, Nicky Cooper and Lucy Fleming, died at Blenheim Horse Trials on the evening of Saturday, 17 September. The pair had been competing within the CCI4*-L class.



    “With a damaged coronary heart I can verify that very sadly our Fanta Boy handed away late into the evening on Saturday,” mentioned Georgie.

    “He was an unbelievable horse and I’ll cherish the reminiscences I’ve shared with him and his great house owners, Nicky and Lucy.

    “Gallop free my very particular boy.”

    A Blenheim Horse Trials spokesman confirmed “with nice disappointment” that Fanta Boy died on Saturday evening and that each one FEI procedures had been being adopted.

    The partnership had jumped a gradual clear round Blenheim’s CCI4*-L cross-country course on Saturday. In an replace after their spherical, earlier than the unhappy loss, Georgie mentioned Fanta Boy felt his “ordinary unbelievable self”. They had been just a little off the leaders within the dressage and she or he didn’t push for the time, she added, as a substitute letting him “canter house at his personal tempo”.

    The KWPN gelding, a son of Fortunate Boy out of a Numero Uno mare, was an skilled four-star horse. The pair arrived at Blenheim having jumped double clear in eight of their 9 worldwide begins as a mix since Fanta Boy joined Georgie’s string for the 2021 season.

    Their outcomes collectively included profitable Burgham CCI3*-S in 2021, seventh at Houghton CCI4O*-S, double clear at Bramham CCI4*-L in June, and fourth at Cornbury CCI3*-S.

    He was beforehand campaigned by Hannah Bate, who produced the gelding from BE100 to his first long-format four-star at Boekelo 2019 with worldwide wins and placings alongside the way in which.

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