Written by: Annan Hepner
Client: Marcus Fyffe Dressagehttp://www.facebook.com/marcusfyffedressage
Release Date: 2016-07-28
Wellington, Fla. – July 28, 2016 – Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Marcus Fyffe Dressage has announced the retirement of Chrevi’s Capital, his Olympic and World Equestrian Games partner. The 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s Lavallo-Indira Gandhi, Weinberg) is owned by Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic.
“After a six-year partnership and 34 CDIs, there is so much to say about how I feel about Chrevi’s Capital,” Marcus said. “Capi is the most kind, people oriented and happy horse I’ve had the pleasure to work with. He has taken me on two European tours as well as to Aachen, an Olympic Games, and a World Equestrian Games, and for that I am forever thankful not only to him, but also to his owner. Deb has been there through the ups and downs and has been incredibly supportive in our journey together.
“Deb is building a farm in Ontario, Canada, and I would love nothing more than to see him live happily in the field there,” Marcus continued. “Capi and I have learned so much together. He has taught me so much about compassion, horsemanship and patience on top of making me a better rider and trainer.”
Marcus found Chrevi’s Capital in Sweden in 2010, and his original goal was to finish him through to Grand Prix and resell as an investment for Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic. As their partnership grew, he saw international quality potential, and they decided to campaign him for the London Olympics.
On top of competing of competing at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, the pair also qualified for the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. They were ranked in the FEI Top 50 in the world, represented Canada on multiple Nations Cup teams and won many CDIs at Grand Prix, include Dressage at Devon and at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
“This has certainly been a tough day knowing that we have made the decision to take Capital back to Canada and retire him from the international Grand Prix ring,” explained owner Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic. “David and Chrevi’s Capital became one of the top teams to compete in Canada, and David is a remarkable rider. I, like many others, saw it from day one. He has a phenomenal future ahead of him and, fingers crossed, our paths will come together again. Certainly, I shall remember our time together with fond memories.”
Marcus concluded, “I will miss Capi deeply but know that what we have accomplished and learned together will be with me for my entire life and will benefit all the horses I have in the future. Thank you Capi and all who were on Team Chrevi’s Capital!”