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    Default Midnight Dazzler retires

    From Horse & Hound: Harry Meade’s four-star event horse Midnight Dazzler retires

    The 20 year-old was entered at Badminton but withdrew with a minor injury.

    "He had a history of being difficult in the dressage and an erratic jumper, and was relegated to me as I was a young rider at the time." explains Harry. "Several people advised me not to ride him, but I had very few horses and was desperate to rise to the challenge.

    "At Chatsworth [2005] we had three falls in a single competition. He bucked me off getting on before the dressage, and when being led into the start box he reared over backwards. I got back on, started and then had a crashing fall on the cross-country. A month later we went to Luhmühlen and had another fall in the water."

    However, after completing their first Badminton together in 2006, Harry and Midnight Dazzler never had another cross-country jumping fault. In all, they completed seven four-stars together and finished in the top 25 at all of them.
    Short video of Midnight Dazzler doing what he does best.



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    We saw him at our one and only trip to Badminton. We saw him at the jog up and he was a drop dead, gorgeous, gasp and hold your breath beautiful horse.



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    He is stunning, but has always been quirky. WFP seemed to get on with him quite well.
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    They were a fun combination to watch. Happy retirement Midnight Dazzler!



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