Ulla Salzgeber's career making Grand Prix horse Rusty has passed away at his retirement yard in Hungaria last week. He was 25 years old. The past seven years Rusty enjoyed a retirement in the field in Hungaria, but last week during turn-out he lay down and would no longer get up. "We called the vet and had him peacefully put down," Salzgeber explained. "Rusty spent his retirement in the best care from Andrea, together with his best pony friend Motte. It's good to know that he still had many lovely years after he had been my best and most loyal friend and partner in the show ring."
The Latvian warmblood Rusty was born on the Burtnieki stud farm on 2 April 1988. In 1990 the liver chestnut sold as a two-year-old to Belarus after which he moved to Germany. Rusty, originally named "Rotors", is by Rebuss out of Akra (by Akcents). He was discovered by Salzgeber in Alexander Moksel's show jumping barn.