Jan 10

Olympic showjumper Wonderboy III (pictured right with Ben Maher) has died suddenly while being ridden at home in Surrey.

Less than four months after the 14-year-old grey gelding’s former rider and producer Georgie Crumley bought back “Basil”, he collapsed on the gallops with Georgie in the saddle on Monday (7 January).
“No words can describe how much he meant to me or how much I miss him,” said Georgie. “Everyone who was ever lucky enough to meet him will understand what an amazing special horse he was.

“The pain I am feeling now is unbearable, but I also feel truly blessed to have had such an amazing horse in my life — thank you to all the people that have made that possible — he was my horse of a lifetime and I loved every second I spent with him

written by nikki phelan