King Solomon - remembered by many
 
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Mary King and King Solomon Athens Olympics team silver 21 Sep 12

King Solomon - remembered by many

British Eventing today sadly heard that King Solomon has been put to sleep aged twenty four. The bay gelding was one of the first horses that helped British Olympian Mary King to make her mark as one of the sport's leading ladies.

Career highlights for 'Solly' and Mary included:
- Blenheim CCI3* champion 1996
- Saumur CCI3* champion 1996
- 5th Burghley CCI4* 1999
- 4th  Burghley CCI4*2001
- 3rd Burghley 2002
- 4th Badminton 2003
- 5th place individually at the Europeans in Punchestown 2003
- Team silver Athens Olympics 2004

The bay gelding by Old Lucky lived out his latter years competing in dressage with Mary's friend Paula Lee. Paula commented in the Horse and Hound today that following a complications caused by lymphangitis, they made the decision to have him put down on the 20th September.


Team GB Athens Olympics