It has been announced that Steffen Peters' Olympic ride Ravel is to retire. The normally reliable star, who has been so consistent in recent years, scored 77.268% during the games in the Grand Prix Freestye. The score was way off the record beating 90.089% received by Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro.
The pairing had a disappointing Olympics, where it was reported that the horse was distracted in the main arena. The 14-year-old KWPN gelding is now set to finish his career, after a decision made by owners owners Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang.
The Olympics should not take away from Ravel's previous achievements, which include a fourth individually at the 2008 Olympic Games, a win in the 2009 World Cup Final and two Bronze medals at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
Ravel has twice been the U.S. Grand Prix Dressage Champion and, during the Olympics, his owner joined H&C on the couch at Greenwich to tell us all about this legendary horse. Check out what Akiko had to say in the video above.