Nick Skelton and Big Star Retire
There was hardly a dry eye in the house when these two giants of equestrian sports bowed out at the weekend.
At his retirement ceremony at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday, May 14, 2017, Nick Skelton removed Big Star's saddle and walked him out of the grounds, as bagpipes played Auld Lang Syne to the applause of hundreds of spectators.
While we’re disappointed to see him retire from the world of Jumping, we thought we’d take a look at a couple of highlights over his incredible career…
Photo: FEI/Richard Juilliart. Individual gold medallist Nick Skelton with Big Star at the Olympic Games in Rio, 2016.