At Saumur (FRA) CCI 3* last weekend a freak accident resulted in the loss of a very special horse.
Nullabor ridden by Clayton Fredericks slipped and fell galloping between fences two and three on the cross-country course. It is believed the horse died of a broken neck. Nullabor (nicknamed Neville) was a magnificent horse, with outstanding movement and jumping talent. Neville was on the Australian Elite Eventing Squad and the Shadow Team for the Beijing Olympic Games.
“He was everything you want in an event horse,” commented Jess Moffat who groomed Neville in 2006 when he won the British Open Championships at Gatcombe.
Neville was a
Nullabor's outstanding performances included:
The loss of this wonderful horse in the prime of his career is a great tragedy. Our condolences to the Fredericks and the McAuleys and to all the people who knew and loved Neville.
As Rudyard Kipling said "He will be our friend for always and always and always."