The sensational dressage mare Blue Hors Matiné has been put down today after breaking her leg in turnout.
The 13-year old mare energized the dressage world with her amazing grand prix freestyle performance at the
2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen with rider Andreas Helgstrand. She was a true joy to watch. Even my husband, who thinks watching dressage is like watching paint dry showed me her video. In it she danced. She floated. She had so much expression that she inspired.
Blue Hors Matiné was pregnant with her first foal at the time of her accident. Sadly, the foal also did not survive.
Blue Hors Matiné brought magic to dressage. She will be sorely missed.
Enjoy her Aachen performance below.