German eventer Michael Jung has officially retired his 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games team gold medalist and three-time Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event winner fischerRocana FST from competition.
“Last year due to COVID, she only went [to] a few small tournaments [because we hoped we could] start again this year,” Jung’s translated Facebook post read. “She enjoyed a great winter break with [La Biosthetique-Sam FBW,] and when we realized it wouldn’t be much different this year with the big classics, I decided to take her out of the sport. Because what else can she prove? I think my little fighter has shown more than enough what she can do.”
The 16-year-old German Sport Horse mare (Ituango xx—Rose II, Carismo), owned by Joachim and Brigitte Jung, won the 2011 FEI World Eventing Championships for Young Horses (France) as a 6-year-old. She would go on to win nine Fédération Equestre Internationale events in her career.
The pair made their five-star debut in 2014 at Luhmühlen (Germany) where they finished second and subsequently were named to the German team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. There they took team gold and individual silver. “Roxie” won the Kentucky CCI5*-L in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and finished second in 2019. Her victory in 2016 helped Jung become the second rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam. She finished second and third at Pau (France) in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Her last FEI start was at Le Pin au Haras CCIO4*-S (France) in August 2020 where they finished 13th.
Roxie will continue to be turned out with “Sam” at Jung’s stable in Horb-Altheim, Germany, and she will be bred.