Royal Coeur was a horse of a lifetime for Marne Martin-Tucker who made an impact for the USA in the World Young Horse Championships. A States Premium mare with a score over 8, eventually an Elite Mare, she carried her owner Marne Martin-Tucker to the World Young Horse Championships after an 8.8 at Hickstead.
Royal Coeur helped Marne earn her Gold Medal in the US at Grand Prix. "Most importantly," said Marne, " she was my trusted companion across three countries in Europe and the US.
From four years old when I got her, she knew she was part of my heart and one of the family.
Both Michael Tucker and I loved her so much. Mike loved to ride her every now and then for fun.
Eight and a half years together gave so many wonderful memories, but how I wish that we had even more time. We miss her so much even though she will always be in our hearts."
"Fly with the angels my beloved girl and may you now run with the wind again."
Laminitis / Founder is a horrible disease that I hope one day more is understood as with mares and hormones, sometimes nothing seems to really work.
Marne is a breeder and amateur dressage rider with a full time international job in technology who owns her own software company with her husband.
Royal Couer has a daughter by Temptation and two sons (geldings) to help carry on the bloodline.
"But nothing is a substitute for seeing her lovely and expressive face in the barn. I always thought she would be the grand old dame in the barn and live to 30."