In Memoriam - Rafael Soto's Invasor Passed Away

Rafael Soto and Invasor at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen (Photo: © Astrid Appels)
Rafael Soto and Invasor at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen (Photo: © Astrid Appels)

The renowned PRE Grand Prix dressage stallion Invasor, which made Rafael Soto a legend in the dressage ring, has passed away at age 24 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The grey sire died while Soto was in London at the 2013 Olympia Horse Show performing a demo with the Real Escuela de Jerez. "I'm very sad," a bereaved Soto told Ecuestre Online. "He was my partner who has given me everything. I will never forget him. We were all surprised by his death, but at least we know he didn't suffer," Soto commented. Invasor was born in 1989 at Alvaro Domecq's yard in Los Alburejos. He was sired by Panadero VIII and out of Bravia IX (by Valeroso VII).

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