This weekend Astier Nicholas’ four-star winning horse Piaf De B’Neville had
his farewell ceremony in Pau. The 15-year-old gelding and his rider won
individual silver and team gold at the Olympic Games in Rio. Ben, so Nicholas’
long-standing partner was called, did not have any mistakes in 20
international cross country courses and finished 13 events among the top ten.
Astier himself says his biggest success was the victory in the four-star
competition in Pau in 2015. Next to the Olympic medals they also won team
bronze at the 2013 European Championships.