Canadian Olympian Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu has decided to retire her career making Grand Prix horse, All In, from competition sport.
All In is an 18-year old Dutch warmblood gelding by Tango out of Leontine (by Damiro x Valblank). He is bred by H. Verstraten in The Netherlands.
All In was discovered and bought as a 5-year old in the 2010 Equine Elite Auction.
Under the supervision of her long-time trainer Ashley Holzer, Fraser trained the liver chestnut gelding up to Grand Prix level herself as Brittany learnt the ropes from schoolmaster Countess (by Donnerhall x Solos Landtinus), which she had bought from fellow Canadian Eiren Crawford in Denmark in 2014.
The pair made its international show debut at small tour level in 2013 in Wellington, Florida and did medium tour level in Canada in 2014.
Canadian Team Horse
The pair first represented Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto as a small tour pair. They won the Prix St Georges, claimed team silver, and finished second in the Inter I Kur to Music. They were fourth overall individually.
In the autumn of 2015 they made their international Grand Prix debut at the CDI Saugerties. Fraser and All consistently competed at international Grand Prix level for seven years, from 2016 until 2022. The pair were routiniers at the Global Dressage Festival where they won seven international Grand Prix classes alone.
They were members of the Canadian team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, where they were 33rd in the Grand Prix with 70.016%.
In 2021 a dream came true when Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
They were 19th in the Grand Prix with 71.677% and even made it into the individual Kur to Music Finals as the pair substituted for Adrienne Lyle/Salvino who withdrew from riding a third test in Tokyo. Fraser and All In placed 18th in the Kur to Music and were only the second Canadian pair to ever do so and with the Canadian Olympic record score.
Seven weeks after Tokyo she spearheaded the Canadian team in the CDIO Aachen Nations' Cup, achieving a new Canadian record and personal best in the Grand Prix and placing 12th in the Freestyle.
2021 was a record year for the pair as they bested the Canadian Grand Prix record in Aachen (73.80%) and earlier in the year set the new freestyle record in Wellington of 79.30%. He has been the highest ranked Canadian horse record on the FEI World Ranking list for six consecutive years.
In 2022 All In turned 17 and although the goal was initially set for the 2022 World Cup Finals, they pair stopped competing after the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington.
All In's last CDI in his career was on 24 - 25 March 2022, where he placed second in the Grand Prix and third in the freestyle with 77.010%.
There were no World Cup Final and a pregnant Fraser was not in the running for the 2022 World Championships in Herning.
Fraser has now announced All In's retirement from sport.
He will be celebrated in a retirement ceremony at the CDI 5* Wellington on Friday 17 March 2023.
"All In, you have made all of my dreams come true," Fraser stated. "It’s never an easy decision to retire a horse with a career as extensive as All In’s, but as he approaches 18, we want to show him the grace he’s given us and allow him to retire sound and full of life."
She continued, "Even as a 5 year old, he had an immense work ethic, he loved to learn and he fought for the win every time we stepped into the ring together. He gave me everything. His cheeky personality could always put a smile on my face, and he loves his people. We have the deepest trust for one another. He took care of me while I was pregnant with both children, he will always be a part of our family."
Fraser has no immediate successor for Grand Prix level sport but has been bringing along some younger horses up the levels, including Nadia Moretto's small tour horse Downing Street (by Don Nobles x Rubinstein) and Jill Irving's 7-year old Leeghwater (by Franklin x Tango).
Photos © Astrid Appels - Cealy Tetley
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