UPDATE–Rebroff Dies from Suspected Heart Attack at Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival Day After Big Tour Win With Frederic Wandres
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By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 30, 2021–Rebroff, a 12-year-old Rhinelander gelding, died in his stall at the Global Dressage Festival Saturday a day after being ridden by Germany’s Frederic Wandres in the pair’s first Big Tour competition.
The horse, owned by Hof Kasselmann of Hagen, Germany for whom Frederic rides, was reported to have died from a suspected “cardiac event”–heart attack. The horse was being taken to a pathology laboratory at Kissimmee in central Florida, for an autopsy to determine the precise cause.
Frederic and Rebroff (Robespierrot x Oula Owl), bred by Yves and Verena Gielen-Burger, were scheduled to compete in their first Freestyle Sunday.
Insa Hansen of Germany competed Rebroff at Grand Prix in Hagen last July and at Oldenburg in October.
This was Frederic’s first time competing in the United States. He came with several horses from Hof Kasselmann. He did not bring with him Duke of Britain, the horse on which he is on Germany’s Olympic squad. He had been invited to the World Cup Final with Duke of Britain that was scheduled for Las Vegas last April but canceled due to coronavirus.