Qurack de Falaise retires

15 May 2021

The Haras des Coudrettes made the announcement on social media: Qurack de Falaise HDC is ending his sport career at 17 years old. Acquired at the age of 3 by Emmanuèle and Armand Perron-Pette when he captured their hearts at the Pompadour auction in 2004, this son of Jarnac has written HDC history alongside them. "Qurack is in great shape and will of course continue keeping an eye on us while enjoying a nice retirement beneath our windows at Les Coudrettes," they explain in their post.

Qurack de Falaise started competing internationally with Julie Gadal and Remi Morteau before joining Franck Schillewaert for a few months, and they competed in his first CSI3* in Hardelot in 2014. It was under the saddle of the Frenchman Kevin Staut that the chestnut really began to get noticed by participating in the most beautiful of the world’s competitions; namely the Spruce Meadows and Mannheim CSIO5*’s, and the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, as well as on the Global Champions Tour circuit. He then ended his sporting career with the Haras des Coudrettes’ rider, Delphine Perez. Their last outing was at the CSI3* in Canteleu, last September.

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