We asked our KeyRiders about the horses that have been extra special to them, and we will celebrate them by posting about one on our blog and social media pages each day until Christmas. Get involved and vote for you favourite on our Facebook or Instagram!
15 Days to Christmas
Monsanta, by Michael Whitaker.
Monsanta won 3 back-to-back Hickstead Derbys (1991-1993), many Grand Prix and numerous team and individual medals at championships, including Individual Silver and Team Gold and Silver at the European Championships in Rotterdam and La Baule (1989 and 1991) as well as Team Bronze at the World Games in Stockholm (1990). Our silver in Rotterdam was my first individual medal at an international championship.
His career was long and illustrious as he was jumping at the top level until he was 18 and never took a lame step.
He was ultra careful and had the heart of a lion and would always give his all.
Watch Michael and Monsanta win induvidual silver in Rotterdam 1989: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljjeXOnh7mc&spfreload=10