Top Dressage Horse Bonfire is an Oldenburg and was foaled on 21 march 1983. His sire was Welt As.
Bonfire is Brown coloured and stands 1.72m.
Anky van Grunsven bought Bonfire when he was 2 1/2 years old.
She did not know for certain whether he had any real talent or whether he would be special enough to compete at Grand Prix level.
Their very best moment together came in 2000 in Sydney when Anky and her top dressage horse Bonfire won Olympic gold.
The video features Anky van Grunsven riding Bonfire, early in their career in 1994.
Anky says of Bonfire … “He is always doing better than his best”
As a top Dressage Horse Bonfire’s best dressage competition results were :
- European Champion 1999
- World Champion 1994
- Winner of one gold and three silver Olympic Medals
- Winner of World Cup Final five times
- Nine times National Champion