RIP Sapphire, 1995-2014 The equestrian world is mourning the loss of the great show jumping mare Sapphire, who died on June 22, 2014, following complications from colic. With longtime rider, McLain Ward, the 1995 Belgian Warmblood mare was a member of many U.S. Jumping Teams helping the United States capture Team Gold at the 2004
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation mourns the loss of the great show jumping mare Sapphire who died on June 22, 2014 following complications from colic.
As I mentioned last week, I was laid up for several days with a nasty bug. I had planned to go to Devon on Thursday night, to see everyone’s favorite chestnut mare in her special retirement ceremony, but had to skip it. Thankfully, my friend Elise was there, and she offered to do a guest blog post for me about Thursday night’s festivities. (This week may officially become known as Mclain Ward Week here at TTW.) Enjoy! The Devon Horse Show. Just the name tugs at the heartstrings of every 12-year-old girl who has ever experienced the show.