Hasenacher Jack Sparrow is owned by International Swiss Racing Personality Barbara Keller and was based with me and my team since 2014. I still remember trying him fort he first time in Ireland with his previous rider Edie Murray-Hayden – it is incredible how quickly the time has passed since.

Jack is the most charming and sunny character – a real gentleman - and we had a great time together. He always tries his hardest, he always gives 100% and he has always supported me.

Over the past years he has stepped up to 4* level and competed successfully at various events around Europe - Blenheim Horse Trials, Millstreet, Burgham – to only name a few. I have always been so proud of his achievements!

Following an unfortunate setback followed by smaller injuries, his owner and I have decided that it is in Jack´s best interest to retire him from the top level sport.

He has had such a wonderful following over the years, he has touched so many hearts and now it is time for us to give something back to him!

Following our decision, Hasenacher Jack Sparrow has since travelled to Hasenacher Stud in Switzerland. He has arrived safely in Herrliberg, settled in well and is now enjoying some time off in the field – with the most stunning views of lake Zurich and the Swiss mountains.

I can´t wait to see my dear friend Jack again over the winter months when visiting Hasenacher Stud – he will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Enjoy your holiday, Jack – see you soon!