Dressage Life 20-year-old Privaldi enjoys a well-earned retirement, new young riders join talent programme and more
Kay Maxted’s Privaldi enjoys a well-earned retirement as he reaches 20 and new young riders join the BEF’s talent programme, plus it’s the end of an era for the TTT Trust
BRITISH rider Kay Maxted has retired her international grand prix horse Privaldi, at the age of 20. The Gribaldi son was still competing at grand prix until last month, when Kay made the decision to retire him while he was still fit and well, following a 69.26% victory at Hickstead.
“I’ve had him since he was eight, and I had always worried about what I was going to do with him, but he is loving being turned out in the field, stuffing himself with grass,” Kay told H&H.
Kay and the KWPN gelding were stalwarts of the international circuit, with 72 international results to their name. Privaldi last represented Britain at Le Mans CDI3* in October 2016, three months after collecting his final international grand prix victory, in Deauville, aged 19.
Privaldi was a prolific international campaigner under Kay Maxted