Is Blue Hors Matine still alive?

Blue Hors Matine, the horse dubbed the ‘Dancing Mare’, in a previous post, died today at age 13, after breaking her leg in the field, at her home. The Danish Warmblood mare had been retired last August, after Las Vegas World Cup Competition, in 2009, when she slipped while off loading her trailer.

What happened to Blue Hors Matine?

Danish dressage star Blue Hors Matine has been euthanized after breaking her leg in her field, according to Horse and Hound. The 13-year-old gray mare (by Silver Moon) broke her right forelimb at the knee while out with pasture buddy Blue Hors Cavan. Matine was officially retired to be a broodmare in 2009.

What is competitive horse dancing called?

Dressage competitions
Dressage competitions consist of a series of individual tests with an increasing level of difficulty. The most accomplished horse and rider teams perform FEI tests, written by the international equestrian governing body called the Fédération Équestre Internationale or FEI.

Is dressage horse dancing?

Dressage is called the “highest expression of horse training,” and involves the rider and their horse performing a routine. Essentially, it’s a horse dancing with a human riding on its back.

What breed was Blue Hors Matine?

Danish Warmblood mare
The 13-year-old Danish Warmblood mare was bred by Inger B. Katballe and was ridden by Andreas Helgstrand throughout her career. The pair won bronze in the grand prix special at the World Equestrian Games at Aachen in 2006, and an internet video of Matiné at the games (above) has been viewed 11.5 million times.

Who owns Blue Hors stud?

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Blue Hors owner and chairman of the board is Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who made his fortune with the family toy business LEGO.

Is dressage harder than jumping?

Most riders find it easier to switch from dressage to jumping than the other way around, since beginning dressage is taught in a manner that is more technically intensive, and most find it far more challenging.

Is dressage bad for horses?

Dressage can cause harm to the horses if the routines are too repetitive and stressful. This is because your horse often gets bored with the same routine every other day. It can also lead to less enthusiasm and energy in your horse, along with violent behavior.

Who is the best equestrian in the world?

The 10 most famous horse riders & equestrians of today.

  1. Charlotte Dujardin. Born on July 13, 1985, Charlotte has been a world-renowned British dressage rider for many years.
  2. Sir Mark Todd. Credit to The AM Show.
  3. Pippa Funnell.
  4. Steffen Peters.
  5. Beezie Madden.
  6. Michael Jung.
  7. Anky Van Grunsven.
  8. Isabell Werth.