Brentina is a wonderful Grand Prix mare ridden by Debbie MacDonald. The pair has won many awards, but most recently they represented the US in Beijing last fall. Brentina will be retiring in a special ceremony at the World Cup Finals this month. It was hoped she would be able to perform her "Respect" freestyle, but in light of her recent colic surgery, it is unknown whether or not she will be up to it.
Here is an article about her surgery here.
No matter, because you can view her fabulous freestyle here on Youtube. It makes me cry when I watch it. This freestyle is just so perfect for her. It ranks up there with my all time favorite freestyle EVER, Andreas and Matine, which you can see here. I have never seen anything like it, and I doubt I ever will again. Though Brentina comes in a close second.
Farewell Brentina. I hope retirement brings you lots of carrots and lazy snoozes in the sun. :)