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He wasn’t the most easy horse and you had to know how to handle him but in the jumping arena he was briljant and won Olympic team gold at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992: Egano.

In 1981 a stallion foal was born out of Belgian bred mother Irene (by Flugel van La Roche) who was served by Lugano van la Roche (by Lugano I). It was Egano, the chestnut horse that became a top horse under Jos Lansink, in that time representing The Netherlands. 
Egano has won two important titles: he won team gold at the European championships in La Baule (France) in 1991 and Olympic team gold in 1992 in Barcelona (Spain). In La Baule he won individual bronze as well. Together with Ratina Z under Piet Raijmakers sr. and Top Gun la Silla under Jan Tops these three horses often were unbeatable. Egano has won ‘s worlds biggest competition in Aachen (Germany) as well. 
It did not always go well. After winning team gold at the Olympics in Barcelona Egano was oner of the favourites to win the individual title as well. Due to heavy rain there was a lot of water on the footing and Egano refuses to jump a wall. 
Egano enjoyed his retirement at the Dutch barn De Sjiem at Jeroen Dubbeldam. When he was 25 years old, he died in the field due to a heart attack. 

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