Leslie Law Says Goodbye To Shear L'Eau

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Thursday 21 September - 17h21 | Lulu Kyriacou

Leslie Law Says Goodbye To Shear L'Eau

The eventing world lost an equine champion this week as the 2004 Olympic individual gold medal winning horse, Shear L'Eau, died aged 26. The grey gelding was the ride of now US based Leslie Law, who is a well known figure on the US circuit and has been keeping his friend on his ranch in Florida.

Law also rodehis brother Shear H2O,  but it was Shear L'Eau has truly marked the history of British equestrian sports. He was the gold medalist at the European Championships in Punchestown in 2003 (where he was the only horse inside the time) and at Blenheim in 2005. Fifth in Burghley's legendary CCI4* in 2003, Stan The Man's son had his star  moment, undoubtedly the pinnacle of his career at the Athens Olympics was in 2004. In Greece, he took home individual gold and team silver after the disqualification of Bettina Hoy elevated them to first place.

According to Leslie Law, the gray gelding would have been carried away by melanomas whose horses in this dress are regularly affected. Law, who has been living in the USA for some time now and is married to an American rider (also called Lesley!)  spoke on the social networks following the loss of his horse. "A legend left us last night," he said.

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