Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Farewell to Shutterfly...

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum of Germany on her horse Shutterfly. Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum announced the retirement of her 18-year-old Shutterfly (Silvio I X Forrest xx) on 13 July after winning the 1.55 Class at CHIO Aachen 2011 in Germany. This year is the 11th time that Shutterfly competed in Aachen. He has won two World Cup finals, medals from both the Europeans and World Championships 

Shutterfly's Career Highlights:
- Gold medal winner of the 2009 World Cup Final in Las Vegas, USA; Winning all three rounds.
- Gold medal winner of the 2008 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Individual and team bronze at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.
- Individual gold and team silver, European Championships, Mannheim 2007.
- Gold medal winner of the 2005 World Cup Final in Las Vegas, NV.

Here's Meredith's last match with Shutterfly and the emotional moment at the official announcement of her horse's retirement.

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