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‘A very hard, sad decision’: Farewell to former top-level eventer

Former top-level eventer Rathmoyle King has been put down at the age of 21 after sustaining an injury.

The impressive grey was ridden and produced from a four-year-old by Carolyne Ryan Bell and was owned throughout his career by Carolyne, Jinks Morris Adams and Carolyn Taylor.

He recorded a top-10 finish at Badminton in 2010 and was also long-listed for the London Olympics in 2012.

“Smartie” retired from top-level competition in 2014, after pulling up with an injury on the cross-country at Burghley, but returned to a successful career as a schoolmaster for young riders.

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Article written by: Sarah Radford

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