Tributes have been pouring in on social media following yesterday’s announcement that Rio Olympic show jumping gold medalists Nick Skelton and Big Star will retire. We love this touching video featuring Mark Beever, Nick’s longtime groom, talking about what Big Star and Nick mean to him.
“I’ve been with Nick for nearly 30 years now,” Mark says. “I won’t be so much sad when Big Star retires, because he’s done everything. I will be sad when Nick retires, because there will never be another Nick Skelton.”
A special retirement ceremony in their honor will be held May 14 at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. We wish Nick and Big Star all the best for a very happy and well-deserved retirement.