American Crowd Favourite Rocher Returns to Devon for Final Goodbye

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Posted by Astrid Appels - Eurodressage.com


Photo: SusanJStickle.com
Photo: SusanJStickle.com
Rocher, one of America's most beloved Grand Prix horses and a spectator favourite, returned to the Dixon Oval show ring on Saturday evening 28 September 2013 to bid a final farewell to the crowds in a belated retirement ceremony. In an emotional farewell ceremony, Rocher's long time rider George Williams led the 22-year old black mare around the arena right before the Devon freestyle on Saturday evening. The mare, which is owned by Joann and Chuck Smith, was then untacked, a cooler put on and she was presented roses (and treats) from the Dressage at Devon committee while her list of achievements and accomplishments were being read out. Finally Rocher paraded round the arena in-hand one last time to her famous Madonna freestyle.Read the full story at Eurodressage.com!