Last ride in international dressage – official farewell for Loesdau’s Loriot

(acm/mps) One of Martin Schaudt’s (Germany) mounts for the past eight years – he today appeared in the arena for the last time in international dressage competition: Loesdau’s Loriot, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding out of Laredo.

Numerous placings, including 15 wins in important competitions date back to the beginnings of Loriot’s career in top dressage events. The highlight was without a doubt victory in the state championship at the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS in 2000. And the gelding was just as successful in the following five years. Martin Schaudt and Loriot’s record up to the present day includes 95 placings of which 33 were wins. Fourteen years old and both physically and mentally fit, he will now be saddled by a young female rider.