Thank you, Mondriaan: from the Foxhunter championship to a Hickstead Derby hat-trick

Following the news that William Funnell’s great showjumping partner Mondriaan had been put down at the grand age of 25, H&H’s showjumping editor revisits some of her favourite moments of this outstanding bay gelding’s career.

SAYERS COMMON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: William Funnell of Great Britain ridding Cortaflex Mondriaan going over the water jump during the Longines King George V Gold Cup at the Longines International Horse Show at Hickstead on July 26, 2009 in Sayers Common, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Since William teamed up with a then five-year-old ‘Danny’, until his emotional retirement in the International Arena at Hickstead in 2011, the tremendous pair thrilled the nation and accrued a huge legion of fans along the way. 1. Winning the Foxhunter In 2001, at the age of seven, Mondriaan grabbed the headlines by winning the […]