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Jacqueline Brooks Retires D Niro at Royal Horse Show

In addition to the Derby, dressage night at The Royal Horse Show was host to two special performances. The first was the official retirement of Jacqueline Brooks’ long-time partner, D Niro (D-Day x Napoleon 625), a 19-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Mary Brooks and Brookhaven Dressage Inc.

The iconic partnership between Brooks and D Niro, affectionately called Goose, has spanned nearly a decade, with highlights including the 2012 London Olympics and 2013 FEI World Cup Dressage Final. The duo are also known for firing up crowds with their creative and engaging freestyle performances and have been Royal fan favourites for many years.

To celebrate D Niro’s retirement, Brooks led him through one last freestyle, interestingly set mainly to an acoustic cover of Simon and Garfunkle’s “The Sound of Silence” by the metal band, Disturbed.

Photo by www.CealyTetley.com

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