Cillnabradden Evo retires

Oliver Townend posted this week on his Instagram;

“Today marked an emotional day as Cillnabradden Evo jumped a great clear cross country to win the CCI4*-S at Burnham Market, in what will be his last event of an impressive career. ‘Gary’ joined the yard in 2015 and has become a very dear partner over the years. During his career he has amassed 8 international wins across the levels, 20 top 5 international placings as well as setting a record dressage score and finishing 6th at his Badminton debut last year. He’s been quirky to work with but on his day he’s truly been unbeatable and became a short format specialist. It was very important that he finished his career fit and well to enjoy his retirement with his owner Sally-Anne Egginton and to finish on a high with another win felt like a huge bonus. Gary will be greatly missed by everyone on the yard, but big thanks to Sally-Anne for all the happy memories and we wish Gary the very happiest of retirements!”

Photo by Bob Langrish

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