Olympic eventer Welton Envoy past away at age 34

The owner and rider of Olympic eventer Welton Envoy have paid tribute to a “truly one in a million horse” after his death aged 34. “Eddie”, who won the Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2000, and was selected to represent New Zealand at that year’s Olympics, with Blyth Tait, died peacefully at his home for many years, and that of his breeders, the Barrs’ Welton Stud. The Welton Crackerjack gelding, who was out of Minerva, full sister to Ginny Elliot’s top-level ride Night Cap, started his eventing career with Leslie Law and finished with Blyth, amassing more than 600 points. Linda Barr said: “Although a truly successful and consistent event horse, he also had the kindest and most genuine nature, and in his latter ridden years he looked after Sam Barr on many hacks.”

Source and photo by Horse and Hound

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