Guenter Seidel's Aragon Passed Away

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 19:42
Guenter Seidel and Aragon at the 2005 CDIO Aachen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Guenter Seidel's former international Grand Prix horse Aragon has passed away at age 26. The gelding was euthanized on 27 December 2018 due to complications with old age.

Bred by Gerda Hagn, Aragon was a Bavarian warmblood by Abydos out of La Sabrina (by Lorenz x Flamingo).

The grey gelding was first competed as a youngster by Monika Haas. The horse made its show debut in 1997 and competed for two years with Haas. 

Aragon sold to Dick and Jane Brown in the U.S.A. and returned back on the radar in 2001 under Guenter Seidel, who first showed him at small tour level and in 2002 took him up to Grand Prix level. 

The pair represented the U.S.A.and won team bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, they were 12th at the 2005 World Cup Final in Las Vegas and won team bronze at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen. 

The 2006 World Equestrian Games were Aragon's last international. 

Photo © Astrid Appels

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