10 Dressage Greats We Said Farewell to in 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Posted by Eurodressage.com



In 2022 the dressage world said goodbye to many dressage super stars, famous dressage ponies, as well as breeding stallions. 

Here are 10 of the most famous dressage horses that passed in 2022.

Photo - Satchmo and Isabell Werth (Photo © Eurodressage.com)

1. Salinero - 28 years old - Hanoverian gelding by Salieri x Lungau

Anky van Grunsven's second career making dressage horse. First competed by Holger Schulze before selling to the U.S.A. for Ashley Holzer to ride. Salinero was swapped in a deal and became Anky's successor to Bonfire. Amongst many other medals at European Championships and in World Cup Finals, the pair won double gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong, writing history and making Anky van Grunsven to most successful Olympic dressage rider ever with three consecutive gold medals. Salinero retired in 2012 and loved another 10 years in retirement at home.  

2. Satchmo - 28 years old - Hanoverian gelding by Sao Paulo x Legat

Satchmo and Salinero were career rivals. Discovered by Uwe Schulten-Baumer, the temperamental bay was trained to Grand Prix level by Isabell Werth and he succeeded Gigolo. They represented Germany at major championships from 2003 till 2011. Their career highlight came in 2006 when they won team gold, Grand Prix Special gold and Kur bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. At the 2008 Olympics they got team gold and individual silver. In 2011 Satchmo was slowly retired to the field at Isabell's yard in Rheinberg. 

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