13-year-old French stallion Zirocco Blue VDL has been retired from the sport. The Mr. Blue son did not recover from the Olympic Games where he repeatedly stopped in front of combinations. However, the stallion who was competed by Jur Vrieling (NED), had a successful career: he won team gold at the 2015 EC in Aachen and was placed fifth in the individual ration. On top of that he won the Nations Cup of Rotterdam and many more competitions. Zirocco Blue will now focus solely on his breeding career.