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‘Brave and dignified to the end’: farewell to champion show hunter

A prolific heavyweight show hunter who started and ended his highly successful career with a win has been put down aged 19.

Ducal Royal Emblem, who was by Primitive Rising out of an Irish draught mare, had been enjoying a happy retirement with owner Mr Fryer until he succumbed to a bout of colic on 31 December.

“Malcolm” started his showing career as a yearling, standing champion at Ashbourne Show, and retired 15 years later as champion hunter of Britain at the Royal London Show.

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Article written by: Eleanor Jones

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