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Sad loss of top US dressage horse Cygnus

Cygnus and Mimi Stanley.

Cygnus and Mimi Stanley.

US Grand Prix arabian dressage horse EA Cygnus has died suddenly while undergoing colic surgery at the age of 23.

Cygnus (Hayel Orion x Coranette) was undergoing surgery for colic on December 10 when he died. Owned by the Stanley family of Prairie Rose Training Center in North Dakota, Cygnus and Mimi Stanley made history together, being among the top 50 horses of all time for number of USDF Grand Prix tests completed - 75. Their last test together was in September, which they performed in a snaffle, earning a 61.915%.

Cygnus  is the only Arabian to earn a USDF JR/Young Rider Grand Prix Horse of the Year Award. He is also the second horse in the country to earn a USDF Horse Performance Certificate at every level of dressage. He also won four National Championships and five Reserve National Championships.

The story Cygnus’s life and his exploits was told in an article earlier this year: Arabian dressage horse a record breaker.

Cygnus and Mimi Stanley.

Cygnus and Mimi Stanley.

 

 

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  1. Harry Chaim Faibish says:

    He was a nice horse,this is the first time that i see this pictures, I am sorry that you lost him.

    Arabs are fantastic horses and can do any job.

    Harry.

  2. Arlene says:

    I am so saddened by the loss of Cygnus Mimi, he will be greatly missed……. the Bond you shared with him can never be broken, RIP Beautiful Cygnus !!!!

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