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‘I’ve never ridden one like him’: farewell to one of the best cross-country horses in history

Armada, one of the best cross-country horses in eventing history, has been put down at the age of 20.

Owned by Paul and Diana Ridgeon and ridden first by Andrew Nicholson and then by Oliver Townend, the chestnut Spanish sport horse completed 16 CCI4* (now CCI5) events, taking second place at Badminton in 2014 with Oliver. Armada finished in the top 10 at CCI4 level six times and jumped clear across country with a very fast time on numerous occasions. In total, he earned 2,559 British Eventing points.

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Article written by: Catherine Austen

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