Bayard d'Elle has died.
He joined Haras des Princes at the end of 2007 at the end of his sport career where he won numerous international victories under the saddle of Bertrand Pignolet, taking 5th place in the Dinard Grand Prix in 2003. Bayard d'Elle (Double Espoir x Grand Veneur) has since dedicated himself to breeding, siring many international winners such as Gare à Elle, Hortensia d'Elle, and Quapitole des Forêts, and especially the stallion Richebourg, as well as Hamilton du Perhet.
Having just celebrated his 30th birthday, Bayard d'Elle passed away this afternoon, after a well-deserved retirement.
Photo: Bayard d'Elle with his owner, on his 30th birthday.