Stallion Lingh, Ridden by Edward Gal in 2005 World Cup Final, 2006 World Games, Retired

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Lingh being ridden by Edward Gal to reserve champion at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in 2005. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lingh being ridden by Edward Gal to reserve champion at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in 2005. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

DONZDORF, Germany, Feb. 28, 2015–Lingh that Edward Gal rode into the hearts of dressage fans with an upset victory in the 2005 World Cup Grand Prix at Las Vegas and went on to a career as a breeding stallion owned by Karin Offield, was officially retired Saturday at the age of 22.

Lingh (Flemmingh x Columbus), a KWPN stallion, was retired at Gestüt Birkhof in Donzdorf where he has been living for the past four years.

A competition career highlight was at the dressage World Cup Final held for the first time as a dual championship with the jumping World Cup in Las Vegas in 2005 when Edward rode Lingh to victory in the Grand Prix and reserve champion in the Final. The pair went on to win team silver at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany in 2006.

The horse was bought by Karin Offield who competed Lingh in the United States and Europe in 2007 and 2008 before the stallion was devoted to breeding, first at Karin’s farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan and then the Swedish National Stud at Flyinge before moving to Donzdorf.