Ireland’s 24-year-old Michelle Kenny has just acquired Rio 2016 eventing mare Aspe (Singulord Joter - Ramatuelle x Levernois) from Swedish team member Ludwig Svennerstal. The best result for this pair was second in the Chatsworth CIC in 2015, and they also finished 15th in the 2015 eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers in the seven-year-old age category. Eight would be considered quite young for an eventing horse to compete in an Olympic Games, but Aspe acquitted herself well to finish 27th individually. Uploading the news on social media, Svennerstal said, “It’s with mixed feelings that I’m announcing that I have sold my Olympic horse Aspe. She has been such a great horse for me, a heart of gold and a mind of a lion. Olympic cross-country, only eight years old really shows her talents and heart. I’m sure that the new rider, Michelle Kenny, will do an excellent job with her and give her the love and care she deserves."