One of the most successful horses in the history of Olympic dressage, Salinerodied at the age of 28.
Salinero i Anky van Grunsven he won consecutive individual gold medals in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, making the Dutch rider the first person to win a total of three individual dressage titles.
Salinero, a Hanoverian bay gelding, was quite nervous in his early career but has grown into one of the greatest dressage horses to grace the Olympic stage.
Nicole Upoff and Rembrandt (1988, 1992) and Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro (2012, 2016) are the only other partnerships to have won consecutive Olympic gold medals in individual dressage.
In addition to their Olympic exploits, the pair won freestyle gold at the 2006 World Championships in Aachen with a world record.
Van Grunsven retired from Salinero in 2010, but he returned to London 2012 after her intended mount, Upidoinjured.
In London, they placed sixth in the individual competition and helped the Netherlands team bronze after winning the silver team four years earlier in Beijing.
Salinero then retired for good at the van Grunsven home.