Top British horse who ‘taught us never to give up hope’ retires

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Izzy Palmer riding Touchdown M.

The multi national champion and reserve para team horse Touchdown M has been retired aged 19.

The Jazz gelding kick-started Paralympic champion Sophie Wells’ international career, and was named as reserve for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. The pair were later called up to the team, but were unable to compete as Touch was diagnosed with a tumour in his hoof.

He was retired from competition for seven years before

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