German eventer Julia Krajewski’s five-star winner Samourai Du Thot has been retired from competition after losing an eye. The 15-year-old gelding’s phenomenal eventing career boasts 18 international wins from 56 starts, two national championship titles and Olympic team silver.
Julia, who produced the 2017 Luhmühlen CCI4* (now CCI5*) winner from a young horse and partnered him throughout his stellar career, said she is devastated. “He got struck by a very severe infection and battled it tremendously, but sadly wasn’t able to completely beat it. To save his life, his left eye had to be removed,” she said. “He has shown me many times how much of a fighter he is, but seeing how he always kept his spirits and never gave up during the hardest of times for him, leaves me even more in awe of my little pocket rocket.”
Photo: Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot during the 2017 CCI4* Luhmuhlen 2017.
Photo by Hippo Foto
Source Horse and Hound