Retirement Announced of GB Stalwart Miners Frolic

The retirement of Miners Frolic, the British Team ride of Tina Cook has been announced today, Tuesday 4th February. The 16-year-old gelding’s heart unfortunately went into fibrillation (an abnormal rhythm of the heart beat that can occur in horses) whilst hacking out from Tina’s yard in East Sussex last week.

His condition was monitored and he was held under veterinary observation, however his heart didn’t right itself. Following further observation by Celia Marr at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket on Monday 3rd February, Miners Frolic’s heart was still found to be in fibrillation. The decision was then made to retire ‘Henry’ by Tina and Miners Frolic’s owners, Valda and Nicholas Embiricos and Sarah Pelham, rather than to go through a corrective procedure which can have side effects and is relatively intrusive.

The fibrillating heart will not affect him in his retirement, confirmed World Class Eventing Performance Manager Yogi Breisner; “Miners Frolic still looks very well and happy in himself. His condition will not affect him in a leisurely retirement and he will still be able to enjoy hacking.”