It certainly was the right decision: when Reveur de Hurtebise and French Kevin Staut had 20 penalties in the first of the final competitions of the World Cup Final in Paris it was decided that the Kashmir van Schuttersdorf son will be retired from the sport. The owner and his rider have put an end to the career of the 17-year-old Olympic horse. The Haras de Coudrettes Facebook page states: “Tonight did not go as was planned with Rêveur de Hurtebise, but we do not blame him. He was a great partner for Kevin, but he also did a lot for the French team. With his 17 years, he does not have to prove anything anymore. With big respect we say goodbye to him as a competition horse. He deserves his retirement.”
At the Olympic Games in Rio the pair won team gold, at the WEG in their home country four years ago they won team silver. They were also part of the team for the EC in Gothenburg and Aachen. Furthermore Staut and the gelding won the Rolex IJRC Top Ten Final.