French show jumper Thierry Rozier announced on Instagram that he is ending his top sport career and saying goodbye to his top horses. Rozier will be focusing on trading and coaching riders for the time being. The Frenchman announced Tuesday morning that he has sold his 11-year-old mare Star (by Singulord Joter). The horse was owned by Electra Niarchos and will go to the Japanese rider Mike Kawai. Rozier will also say goodbye to another horse owned by Electra Niarchos. The Frenchman will take part in the CSI2* competition in Saint-Tropez this week and will start next week at the CSI4* competition in Saint-Tropez. After that, the mare Venezia d’Ecaussinnes (by Kashmir Van Schuttershof) will retire at the age of 16 in deliberation with her owner. Rozier will compete for the last time with the 10-year-old gelding Wouest de Cantraie Z (by Winningmood) in Saint-Tropez. Then the rider will look for a new owner for the grey. The French rider made his comeback to the top sport in 2016 with the goal of the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year. The Coronavirus put a stop to his dream because the Games were moved to next year. Rozier will continue to support Kawai and his bay top horse Star. He does not rule out returning to the top sport in the future.
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Thierry Rozier and Star competing at Jumping International de La Baule 2019.