28-Year-Old Cruising Honored at Dublin Horse Show (He’s Sexy and He Knows It)

Visitors to the Dublin Horse Show yesterday were treated to a visit from world renowned sport horse sire Cruising, who at age 28 still looks every bit as magnificent as he did during his show jumping heyday, when he enjoyed success at prestigious shows like Aachen, Dortmund, Lucerne, San Marino and Wolfsburg.

EN reader Kristen Bateman commented on EN’s Facebook page that watching the video of Cruising made her think of LMFAO’s hit song “Sexy and I Know It.” We highly suggest watching the video while playing the song in the background:

Long considered a leading sire of show jumpers and eventers in the world, Cruising ranked fifth in eventing stallions in last year’s World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses rankings. He has ranked in the top five for the last five years: third in 2012, 2011 and 2010; fourth in 2009; and third in 2008.

Last year, Cruising’s offspring Mr. Cruise Control, ridden by Andrew Nicholson; Harbour Pilot, ridden by Hannah Sue Burnett; Electric Cruise, ridden by Joseph Murphy; and Mr. Medicott, ridden by Phillip Dutton all enjoyed success at the upper levels of eventing. Electric Cruise will represent Ireland at this year’s World Equestrian Games.

Cruising’s daughter, Mo Chroi, won the Bewleys Speed Class yesterday with Capt. Michael Kelly in her final competition before retirement at age 17, and she came out to say farewell to her fans during Cruising’s ceremony. The Dublin Horse Show posted videos of her winning round (above) and retirement ceremony (below) on its Facebook page.

What a lovely moment and tribute to father and daughter, both champions in their own right. Thank you to the Dublin Horse Show for honoring Cruising’s legacy. (He’s sexy and he knows it.) You can watch other great videos from the Dublin Horse Show over on the show’s Facebook page. Go Eventing.

[Dublin Horse Show Facebook Page]

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