Retirement Announced for Kevin Staut's Reveur De Hurtebise HDC
Kevin Staut and his owners at Haras du Coudrettes stud made a sudden announcement on the evening of Thursday, April 12, 2018 that their champion horse Reveur de Hurtebise HDC would be retired from the sport.
The announcement followed Staut’s appearance in Round 1 of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final with the 17-year-old SBS gelding (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Capricieux des 6 Censes). The horse pulled uncharacteristic rails all over the course, leaving Staut out of contention for this final held at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.
With the announcement of Reveur’s retirement came the strong sense from his owners and rider that he owed them nothing else, and that the day had come when the horse had simply stopped wanting to clear the fences. Like many horsemen, when that day occurred, their choice was immediately clear; instead of pushing the horse forward, they will instead reward Reveur’s long and successful career with a happy retirement in the fields.
Staut and Reveur de Hurtebise earned team gold for France at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, team silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games, and helped France win the Nations Cup at CSI5* La Baule, twice. Last December, he carried Staut to victory in the Rolex IJRC Top Ten Final at CHI Geneva. Their individual victories included the Grand Prix of Monte Carlo, wins at Rotterdam and Gijon, and 11th place in the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Final.
Reveur will be retired to the beautiful HDC Stud in Normandy, France, joining Staut’s former mount Silvana HDC, and teammate Orient Express in their retirement.