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  • Salinero farewell;

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  • #2
    At 19, he's earned it! Accomplishments (from wikipedia):

    2012 Olympic Games London (GBR) : GPKür 73.343% (Team Bronze)
    2008 Olympic Games Beijing (CHN) : GPKür 82.500% (Individual Gold)
    2006 WEG Aachen : GPKür 86.10% (1st place), GP 77.80% (2nd place)
    2006 CHIO Rotterdam: GP 81.33% (World Record)
    2006 CDI-W Final Amsterdam (NED): 78.250% (1st place)
    2006 CDI 3*-W 's-Hertogenbosch (NED) GPKür 87.925% (world record), GP 77.375% (1st place)
    2005 CDI-W Mechelen: (BEL) GPKür 83.600%, GP 76.126% (1st place)
    2005 CDI-W London-Olympia (GBR): GPKür 82.850%, GP 76.083% (1st place)
    2005 CDI 3*-W Maastricht (NED): GPKür 82.375%, GP 78.000% (1st place)
    2005 CDIO 3* Aachen (GER): GPKür / CDIO 81.525%, GPSpecial / CDIO 70.960%, GP / CDIO 74.500%
    2005 CH-EU-D Hagen (GER): GPKür 83.000%, GPSpecial 76.160%, GP 77.417% (1st place)
    2005 CDI 3* Gelderland (NED): GPSpecial 78.640%, GP 78.212% (1st place)
    2005 CDI-W Final Las Vegas (USA): GPKür 86.725%, GP 78.000%
    2005 CDI-W Düsseldorf (GER): GP 77.416%, GPKür 84.425% (1st place)
    2005 CDI 3*-W 's-Hertogenbosch (NED): GP 75.750%, GPKür 83.600% (1st place)
    2004 Olympic Games Athens (GRE): GPKür 85.825%, GPSpecial 77.800%, GP 74.208% (Individual Gold)
    2004 CDIO Aachen (GER): GPKür 83.650%, GPSpecial 77.160%, GP 75.416% (1st place)
    2004 CDI-W Final Düsseldorf (GER): GP 75.791%, GPKür 83.450% (1st place)
    2004 CDI-W 's-Hertogenbosh (NED): GP 75.208%, GPKür 81.400% (1st place)
    2004 CDI-W Amsterdam (NED): GP 74.750%, GPKür 80.450% (1st place)
    2003 CDI-W Mechelen (BEL): GP 72.125%, GPKür 80.825% (1st place)
    2003 CDI-W Maastricht (NED): GP 70.083%, GPKür 79.975%
    "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller


    • #3
      I'm not even a huge Anky fan, but I got a little emotional watching that! I've never retired a horse, but I can only imagine the feelings after coming that far.
      Pisgah: 2000 AHHA (Holsteiner x TB) Mare (lower level eventing, with a focus on dressage)

      Darcy: 7? year old Border Collie x Rottweiler? Drama Queen extraordinaire, rescued from the pound in Jan 2010


      • #4
        I'll miss seeing him. Anky fan or not, that horse has given his all in the arena for many years. Job well done Sal!!!


        • #5
          What a horse, what a pair. I loved seeing them together. Anky got emotional on both occasions - on thursday and on saturday - the very last time they rode the "kuur op muziek".
          Offspring of Ramiro Z clique,member TrakehNERD Clique Very proud and honored to be the human of Fargo (RIP) and Whizzard. Whizz what a true friend you are.


          • #6
            Originally posted by fargo View Post
            What a horse, what a pair. I loved seeing them together. Anky got emotional on both occasions - on thursday and on saturday - the very last time they rode the "kuur op muziek".
            Such lovely music. I assume someone composed it especially for them?

            And I have to admit, I chuckled to see that even after all this time, Sal wouldn't completely halt at the finish. He's leaving with that move trademarked.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Sunsets View Post
              Such lovely music. I assume someone composed it especially for them?
              The music was composed by the piano player in the video, Wibi Soerjadi.

              Bon Fire just turned 30, Salinero is retired, so what's next for Anky? Secret weapon Upido?


              • #8
                I've enjoyed watching Salinero and Anky competing over the years. So lovely to see him looking so incredibly happy and sound while retiring at the age of 19 with such an impressive list of accomplishments. Kinda cute to see him pull his "patented move" for his farewell. Good boy, Sal, enjoy your well earned retirement.
                Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
                Home of Fitz, Austria & Erin
                Now over the Rainbow Bridge: Daeo, Max, Finn, Jake, Seamus & Pleasure


                • #9
                  I hope Upido will be the next move. Bonfire turned 30 indeed. Nice to see that the horses stay fit and well! Sal did look terrific and fit in their last ride.
                  Offspring of Ramiro Z clique,member TrakehNERD Clique Very proud and honored to be the human of Fargo (RIP) and Whizzard. Whizz what a true friend you are.