Olympic horse retired after long service

13:07, Mar 15 2013
Lenamore
BRONZE MEDALIST: Caroline Powell aboard Lenamore at the London 2012 Olympics.

One of New Zealand equestrian's most loyal servants has been retired from all competition.

Lenamore, the 20-year-old grey gelding of Olympic bronze medallist Caroline Powell, has been retired by owner Lexi Jackson after a long and fruitful career which saw him earn more British eventing points than any other horse.

Ed, as he is known, was Powell's long-time mount. The combination won at Burghley in 2010 and were part of the New Zealand bronze-medal winning team at last year's Olympics, as well as the 2006 world championships and 2008 Olympics.

His diminutive size belied an amazing cross country ability, not having had a fault in that phase since 2007, one of the reasons he built up a huge following of fans in England and New Zealand.

Lenamore will move back to Scotland from Powell's new base in southern England.

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