EXQUIS NADINE RIDES IN LAST COMPETITION–FREESTYLE AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Hans Peter Minderhoud, tears streaming down his face, riding Nadine out of the arena after the fresstyle at the European Campionships. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 21–Exquis Nadine who competed in Olympics, World Equestrian Games, multiple World Cup Finals and European Championships, was ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud in his last competition Sunday, the musical freestyle at the European Championships.

Nadine is a 16-year-old KWPN mare by Partout out of a Roemer dam.

Hans Peter, tears streaming down his face, left the arena to resounding cheers from the overwhelming Dutch crowd.

Hans Peter and the mare competed at the 2008 Olympics on the Dutch team, the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, World Cup Finals in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, in 2008, Las Vegas in 2009 and in Leipzig in 2011. He also was on the Dutch team at the Europeans in Turin as well as this year.

Owner Anthony Kies said, “She has a lot of miles, a lot of air miles.

“She now gets a full pension.”

Nadine will retire to Kies’ farm.

Hans Peter on Exquis Nadine with the Dutch ornage fans behind him in his last competition at the European Championships. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com