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Former British gold medal-winning horse put down due to rare disease

Quarrycrest Echo, who won eventing world team gold with Piggy French before being sold for Japan’s Toshiyuki Tanaka to ride, was put down on Sunday (5 July).

The 13-year-old, known as “Red”, had been suffering from a rare disease of the small intestine, eosinophilic enteritis.

“He couldn’t have had better care from the vets at the B&W Equine Hospital at Breadstone and everything was done to save him, but it wasn’t possible,” said Angela Tucker, who has two riders from Japan’s Riding Club Crane based with her including Toshi.

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Article written by: Pippa Roome

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