Herzruf’s Erbe Retired by Ulla Salzgeber
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Sept. 24, 2015
Herzruf’s Erbe, the 16-year-old Rhinelander gelding, has been retired by Olympian Ulla Salzgeber after seven years at Grand Prix frequently interrupted by injuries that kept the horse from making a German championship team.
“After a very long and mature consideration, I’ve decided together with the team around ‘Herzi’ to send my current top sports partner to his well-deserved retirement,” Ulla said in a statement.
Ulla, Olympic, World Games and European Championship team gold medal rider and World Cup champion on Rusty at the beginning of the 21st century, began competing “Herzi” (Herzruf x Caletto I) at Grand Prix in May, 2008.
In 71 Grand Prix starts until the final competition in Munich last May, Herzi finished first 31 times and placed third at the 2011 World Cup Final. Although the pair produced performances that made them contenders for championships, injuries kept the duo off teams.
In recent years, Ulla has been coach of the Colombian dressage team as part of a schedule of giving riding clinics in several parts of the world.