Only some days after the death of Andrew Nicholson’s Avebury now William Fox-Pitt’s Macchiato has died. The 18-year-old gelding, who won three- and four-star competitions with his British rider, was put to sleep. The Octante offspring was born in Argentina and then came to the racing sport in Australia. From Australia the horse came to Fox-Pitt. In 2008 the pair won the CCI4* in Luhmühlen, in 2009 they finished Badminton in ninth place, in 2010 Burghley in sixth place. All in all Macchiato finished seven four-star competitions.
However, Fox-Pitt said that the horse wasn’t the most talented, but that he always fought hard and loved to win. He added that the horse always wanted to do his best. Fox-Pitt said when he saw the horse for the first time he thought he was an awkward jumper and didn’t move very well. In 2012, the horse was retired from the sport and spent his last years with Lucy Jones, who cared for the horse while he was ridden by Fox-Pitt.