The owner of showjumping horse Oki Doki announces the passing of his much loved steed.

The 14 year-old, bay Dutch bred gelding injured a tendon while competing in Cannes in June this year. The horse subsequently underwent surgery and recovered well. Oki Doki was on post operative medication, following standard procedure, but last night developed complications.

He was placed immediately under veterinary monitoring and was then transported to Bern Clinic by the veterinary team who never left his side. Despite the best possible veterinary care, tragically Oki Doki died due to septic shock in the abdomen.

Oki Doki was a celebrity in the showjumping community and loved by people all over the world, but most of all by his owner and former owner/rider Albert Zoer, whom have been working together since ownership of the horse changed.

Oki Doki’s family hopes that you respect their privacy during this time of sorrow.