Big Ben Dies

Showjumping champion Big Ben was laid to rest on Dec. 11,1999, after suffering a final, fatal bout of colic. The towering Belgian warmblood gelding was 23 and had been retired from competition since 1994. His legendary partnership with Ian Millar was one of the most successful in showjumping’s history. In addition to two back-to-back World Cup titles, two Pan Am Games gold medals, three Olympic

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