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Don’t forget: Goodbye Cassidy tonight at Herning2022

Press release August 8, 2022 Herning2022 Dressage

Dedicated fans from all over the world will watch as Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour and Atterupgaards Cassidy enters Stutteri Ask Stadium at the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning – together in the spotlight one last time.

Cathrine and Cassidy
Cathrine Dufour and Atterupgaards Cassidy. Photo: Herning2022

“Cassidy has meant everything to me. He is the cornerstone of my entire riding-career. He has taught me everything from medium level to Grand Prix”, Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour begins.

Tonight, during an emotional farewell ceremony spectators and fans from all over the world will say goodbye to a combination, who has excited from junior years and all the way to the top amongst the senior riders.
“If anything, he has taught me the joy of riding”, says Cathrine as she continuous her praise of Cassidy.

Cathrine’s parents bought Cassidy when he was 6 years old, when Cathrine was 17 years old, and she is her parents eternal grateful for keeping Cassidy in the family all these years.

An era is about to end, and for certain there will not be many dry eyes at Stutteri Ask Stadium tonight, when excerpts from the pair’s beautiful Grand Prix Freestyle, which has brought them so much international success will be shown.

“He really just is my highlight every single day with the horses, and I love him more than anything. He has taught me so much,” Cathrine explains.
With Cassidy, she has been on a fantastic journey from junior gold medals to senior medals at the European Championships.
And in spite of being in a league of their own in the junior years, Cassidy was not the most obvious Grand Prix star, Cathrine explains. She has worked with Cassidy with great focus alongside what she describes as an “Awesome team of trainers” throughout the years. With curiosity and openness towards understanding the horse, they created an international Grand Prix horse.

“By working with the talents, the horse is given naturally, you can go really far, and I think Cassidy is a great example of that. And then he has just taught me love of the sport, and love of competing as well as the daily training. He is the entire cornerstone in my love of the equestrian sport. He is completely unique and will likely be the most special horse I have had and will ever have”, Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour ends.

There are still tickets available for the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning – more info here: ECCO FEI World Championship Herning 2022 – See you there

If you are not able to be in Herning to experience Cathrine and Cassidy one last time, you can follow via livestreaming on


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Cathrine and Cassidy
Cathrine Dufour and Atterupgaards Cassidy. Photo: Herning2022
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