Cameron Hanley has lost his faithful Antello Z
The first day of the year has opened horribly, as Cameron Hanley’s top horse Antello Z has been put to sleep.
January 1°th, Liverpool.
An accident in the ring during the CSI4* Liverpool International Horse Show left the 13-year-old gelding seriously injured, and forced Hanley to take the heartbreaking decision. On his Facebook account, Hanley writes: “Its with unbelievable sadness I let you know that my partner Antello had to be put down today due to an injury sustained in the ring, he was such a fighter and he never quit.
I had some of my best days in the ring with him, he brought me and those of us who were lucky enough to work with him so much happiness, he will always be in my heart. I loved him so much. R.I.P my friend.” The two were forced to part ways when Cameron sustained a knee injury in 2011, and was bought back for the Irish rider for his 2013 comeback. Last year the two were separated again, when Antello Z’s owners ended their partnership with Hanley, but the gelding returned a few months later in a settlement that finalized the co-operation. With Hanley in the saddle, Antello Z had major wins in Wiesbaden, Calgary, Millstreet, Donaueschingen and Stuttgart over the last years – as well as numerous 2nd and 3rd place podium finishes.
All Animo’s Team expresses its solidarity with the great friend Cameron in this very sad moment.