Westphalian mare Damon’s Divene was euthanised at age 11, so eurodressage.com
announced. The Damon Hill daughter did not recover from an injury that she
sustained at Balve in 2015.
The mare, who was bred by Christian Becks from the Rubin Royal mother
Rapunzel, was owned by the DOKR, in order to save the horse as Helen
Langehanenberg’s possible Grand Prix horse. According to eurodressage.com, the
contract had an amendment which stated that the mare would go back to breeding
at Beck’s stable after the end of her career. Dr. Dennis Peiler, head of the
DOKR, confirmed the mare’s death to eurodressage.com. Apparently it is
currently still not clear if the mare was in foal by Damsey and if the injury
meant the end of her sport career or any career.
When she was three years old Damon’s Divene won the Bundeschampionate under
Ingrid Klimke, when she was four under Helen Langehanenberg. In 2011
Langehanenberg and Damon’s Divine were placed second at the World Championship
for young dressage horses. In 2013 they attended their first competitions
at M level, in 2014 the horse was not presented. In 2015 they had a comeback
at St. Georg level but then the mare was injured at Balve.