Very sad news. Coolcorron Cool Diamond, the Irish Sport Horse stallion ridden by Irish Showjumping Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine on countless Nation’s Cup teams, has died at the age of 24. I had the privilege of exercising ‘Bobbu’ over the summer of 2007, just prior to his retirement. He was a consummate gentleman under saddle and in the stable: beautiful, powerful, stoic, mannerly – a truly magnificent horse with great gravitas. I sat down with Robert Splaine to hear his thoughts about the loss of his long-time partner; the results were published in The Irish Field.