Yesterday was an emotional day as Mark’s loyal partner, Utchan de Belheme was released in the fields at la Tuiliere.
He will enjoy his retirement in good company, Kalimba Champeix (Charlotte’s Junior horse) knows the place better than anybody.
Powerfull, with unlimited scope, Utchan was a fighter as soon as he entered the show ring.
Mark and him had their first win together in 2016 at the CSI2* GP in Mâcon.
Utchan went on to secure a spot for Mark in the National Irish team.
They had many successes in Nations Cups, including a 1st place in Drammen, a 2nd place in Samorin, Falsterbo and Dublin, as well as a 3rd place in Rome.
His beautiful round in the CSI5* GP of Aachen will also remain in the memory of many of us.
Thank you for everything Utchan, you deserve it!