Starlette de la Roque leaves the spotlight

16 November 2021

In a video published on his social media, Edward Levy announced the retirement of his faithful and generous Starlette de la Roque (Jumpy des Fontaines). After 10 years spent alongside the fleet bay, the French rider said: "I think Starlette is simply one of the most beautiful encounters of my life. She was in good shape until her last ride in Grimaud where she won second place (in the 1.40m CSI4* last July). We felt that she had more than fulfilled her side of the contract and deserved to leave the sport in good shape, both physically and mentally."

Born to Michel and Alexandrine Hécart at the Haras de la Roque, Starlette de la Roque began competing with Romain Sorel before joining Edward Levy in 2012. A year later, they were already at the top of the podiums. The tandem won the French Championship for 7YO in Fontainebleau. It’s worth noting that at the time, the French rider was only 18 years old. It was a performance that would foretell a great future! Indeed, he travelled the world from New York to Hong Kong with his star, achieving more than 20 international victories including three 5*. They both left their mark in Chantilly and Deauville where they won the 2* Grand Prix. The mare also enabled Levy to don the blue jacket on several occasions, including at the European Young Riders Championship in Austria! At the age of 15, it is now time for her to enjoy her second life.

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