Wellington, Florida, USA – January 12, 2021 – Darragh Kenny (IRL) announced the retirement of Go Easy de Muze. Easy was a horse of first for the Irishman at the top of the sport, with Kenny roding the gelding to his first CSI 5* victory and participation in the 2016 FEI Nations Cup Final of Barcelona CSIO 5*. From 2011 to 2014, the horse was ridden at FEI-level competitions by Walter Lelie (BEL), before moving to a victorious stint with Frank Schuttert (NED), then moving on to Jos Lansink (BEL) before being acquired by the McCahill family and joining Kenny at Oakland Stables.
The 15-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Vigo d’Arsouilles x For Pleasure) registered a total of 5 FEI-level victories in 184 starts, highlighted by the following victories:
The Irish rider made the following statement on his Facebook account:
Today, we announce the retirement of Go Easy de Muze, Go Easy or (Elvis) as we called him. He was one of the best horses I’ve had in my career he not only gave me so many great results but also taught me so much, we won our first 5* Grand Prix together, jumped my First Nations Cup Final and had so many other great results! I want to thank the McCahill family for giving me the opportunity to ride such a talented horse, also to Jos Lansink and Frank Schuttert for doing a fantastic job producing him and always being there to help me with him when ever I needed, and of course thank you to Nick Kiod for taking the best care of him. We wish you the best retirement Elvis and know it’s well deserved, Thank you for everything.
Sources: Darragh Kenny / FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale
Photo: © Oakland Stables / 1clicphoto.com I Herve Bonnaud