American Star Chloe Reid Loses Top Horse

Chloe Reid and Codarco jumping at CSI 5* Lausanne
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Friday 09 February - 08h40 | Lulu Kyriacou

American Star Chloe Reid Loses Top Horse

Rising American star Chloe Reid who has been based in Europe this summer, has lost her top horse Codarco this week when the eleven year old was euthanised in Florida.  

The pair had been competing at the Wellington Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach when the horse began to show signs of mild colic but on being taken to Palm Beach Equine veterinary facility his condition worsened and the decision was taken to euthanise the horse. It was subsequenetly discovered Codarco was suffering from an extremely aggressive stomach cancer.

​On her Instagram page Reid initially said,
​"The day I first sat on you was the worst trial I have ever had. I was so incredibly nervous and intimidated by your power that I couldn’t find a distance. I will never forget how we trotted into the combination and crashed out through the oxer, yet you continued to keep jumping and safely carry me around. While I’ve had numerous riders tell me over the years that they tried and passed on the opportunity to purchase you, I will feel forever fortunate that you choose me to be your rider. Even though you could have had way more success with any of the more experienced riders, I was the lucky one who got to take you home.
Thank you for being my partner of a lifetime.
You are leaving so many people heartbroken and one little girl who will never forget you.
Rest easy my fluffy minion
01.01.2007 - 02.06.2018
Please respect his honor and my team to gather all the answers of why we lost him so soon

​She has since issued a statement on World of Showjumping which thanked all those conected with the horse and gave the reason for his untimely death. 

In 2017 Reid was third in the Grand Prix of Falsterbo on codarco and also jumped double clear in tht Nations Cup.  She was also a joint recipient of the United States Equestrian Federation's Maxine Beard Award  for riders who show the greatest potential to represent the USA on a team.

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