Arko III has passed away
Thanks to him, Nick Skelton decided to put his boots back on and return to competition despite a spinal fracture. The magnificent Oldenburg stallion lined up top performances until he was crowned the best horse in the world in 2004 and 2005. He represented Great Britain in a World Cup Final, two European Championships and at the Olympic Games in Athens, where the pair came close to an Olympic medal. It’s hard to remember his numerous Grand Prix victories, but he’s the author of quite a few milestones, such as the CSIO5* Grand Prix in Spruce Meadows, Rome, Lucerne and numerous Nations Cups.
Aged 27, Arko III (Argentinus x Beach Boy) has died, leaving behind him many offspring; the most famous of which is undoubtedly Argento, who himself has secured many victories with John Whitaker.