Noble Dream Retired from Competition with Heart Problems

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Noble Dream being ridden by Marc Boblet at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Oct. 17, 2018

Noble Dream, the black mare ridden by Marc Boblet of France in the 2014 World Equestrian Games and World Cup Final and the 2013 European Championships, has been retired at the age of 16 with heart problems.

The Oldenburg mare (Caprimond x Donnerhall) had not competed in almosr two years.

Noble Dream was competed successfully as a young horse by Jessica Michel-Botton, including capturing World Young Horse Championship bronze as a five-year-old in 2007.

“Following several tests we had confirmation of a heart rhythm dysfunction,” the connections said in a statement reported by Grand Prix magazine.

Today we are all in agreement with the owners, Laura, Caty and Jean-Louis Dallara, as well as his rider Marc Boblet, that it is time for her to enter a new life.”

Noble Dream was first competed by Marc Boblet at Big Tour in 2012 and started 54 times for 21 top three finishes. The pair’s posted a victory in the last competition, at Geneva in December, 2016.