Andrew Nicholson’s Jagermeister Died at Age 28

Jagermeister, the horse with whom New Zealand eventing star Andrew Nicholson took part in the Olympic Games of 1996, had to be put to sleep at age 28. The New Zealand bred horse was son of Trakehnen breed¬†Polarschnee and a Pony-Thoroughbreed mother. Nicholson competed with Jagermeister at many international tournaments, for example the World Equestrian Games in Den Haag. At the Olympic Games in 1996 they won team bronze. In 1998 wrote Nichlson in his book “Kiwi Magic” that Jagermeister was the strongest horse he had ever ridden. If he would let the rider ride him a bit more in the cross-country competition he could be one of the best horses ever. “He is not very tall, but while sitting in his saddle one feels he is a very tall and powerful horse.”
At age 16, Jagermeister was retired from eventing and then started a show-jumping career at Grand Prix level. He took part in his last Grand Prix at age 23.