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Abbervaile Dream Retires

Dina & Robert Verburgt have announced the retirement of Abbervail Dream their, 17 year old international show jumper. Due to an injury at the 2003 St Gallen Nations Cup the horse has not made a sufficient recovery to return to the International circuit.

Abbervail Dreams partnership with Di Lampard made them one of the great and most reliable combinations in Britain for almost a decade. They started on 36 teams including two European Championships and two World Equestrian Games. At the 1998 European Championships they were instrumental in Great Britain winning a team bronze medal. In 1994 as a seven year old they won their first Queen Elizabeth II Cup and again in 1998, Abbervail Dream enabled Di to become the first lady rider to win the Cock o'the North Championship at the 1999 Great Yorkshire Show.

Abbervail Dream will now enjoy his retirement with Di Lampard and Dietmar Ackerman at their home Spring Farm, near Oakham.

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