Horse dies and rider taken to hospital after Blenheim Horse Trials fall

Horse dies and rider taken to hospital after Blenheim Horse Trials fall
Horse dies and rider taken to hospital after Blenheim Horse Trials fall
  • Ricker Ridge Ricochet, the journey of New Zealand competitor Samantha Lissington, has died following a cross-country fall at Blenheim Horse Trials.

    The nine-year-old mare, who Samantha co-owned with Sharon Honiss, was competing within the younger horse CCI4*-S when the pair fell right this moment (Sunday, 18 September). Samantha has been taken to hospital.

    “Following evaluation by the professional medical crew on-course, Samantha Lissington was taken to hospital for additional evaluation. Additional updates will probably be offered as obligatory,” mentioned an announcement from occasion organisers The Jockey Membership.

    The pair have been third to go on the cross-country within the CCI4*-S for eight- and nine-year-old horses at Blenheim Horse Trials. They fell on the second a part of the mixture at fence 12 – the Spinney Cottages. The ‘b’ component was faraway from the course after the pair’s fall.

    “It’s with nice disappointment we announce that following instant veterinary therapy Ricker Ridge Ricochet, ridden by Samantha Lissington handed away after a fall at fence 12 right this moment,” added the assertion. “Our ideas are with all connections at this unhappy time.”

    The New Zealand warmblood, by GT Jake and out of a Landioso mare, had achieved a number of prime placings with Samantha in her profession. She was third in her first CCI4*-S at Mallow in July and Blenheim was her second begin at this stage.

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