Breaking News from Haras du Pin
It is with great sadness that we announce that ‘Wild Lone’, ridden by Great Britain’s Harry Meade and owned by Charlotte Opperman, collapsed and died at approximately 16:15 today after competing in the Cross-Country at Haras du Pin in France at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy.
The 13-year-old gelding had cleared the Cross-Country course with 26.4 time penalties to go into 25th place. The rider had just dismounted and shortly afterwards the horse tragically collapsed and died.
As per FEI Veterinary Regulations, a post mortem will be carried out on te horse to establish the cause of death.
Lully Des Alunes (no. 2) ridden by Belgium’s Joris Van Springel has been taken to a referral clinic for further investigation after a fall at fence 30, the Rolex Water Trough. An X-rat taken on site has established there is no fracture, and the referral clinic is now treating on the left hind fetlock.
Professor Yves Rossier, the Foreign Veterinary Delegate, reported that horses were finishing the course in good condition.
At every FEI event, the maximum consideration is given to the safety and welfare of horses and athletes.