Graf Grande

Hanoverian
Bay gelding, *1982
by Gralsritter-Luckner
Breeder: August Botterbrodt 

 

 

Graf Grande was very big, but at the same time he had a lot of blood and more than anything else he was very sensitive. 

He wasn't the quickest horse, but life insuring. It was with him that I rode my first clear rounds in Grand Prix and participated in my first World Equestrian Games at Den Haag/NED in 1994. 

I took over the ride in 1994 from Jörg Münzner, who was starting for Austria and had already won Team Silver with Graf Grande at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992.  In 1997 he was sold to the sponsors of Ulrich Kirchhoff. 

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