A compound fracture is what led to the euthanasia of a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding ridden by Kyle Carter, of Ocala, on Saturday’s cross-country at the Red Hills Horse Trials. Conahy’s Courage was owned by Imogen De Lavis.
De Lavis posted the following on Facebook regarding Courage’s injuries after speaking with the treating veterinarian.
“After sustaining a compound fracture to his metacarpal below the knee, Courage was sedated within 3 minutes of the accident and put down promptly following evaluation within about 5 mins.” De Lavis continued,”I cannot thank the vet team enough for responding quickly, and especially to Rachele Foote, who, as the Carter’s barn manager, cared for him extensively both at home and at competitions.”
Tom Barron, a spokesman for the Florida eventing competition initially released the following, “it’s with deepest regret that we announce that Conahy’s Courage … suffered a catstrophic injury at fence 12a in the CIC*** division at Red Hills. The horse was humanely euthanized and a post-mortem examination will be conducted at the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital…”
Courage’s owner De Lavis posted the following regarding his sudden death.
“After the news today, reflecting on how incredibly grateful I am to have had the opportunity to own this little horse and to the Carter’s and associated team for doing such a brilliant and professional job with him. Impossible to forget the first time I jumped him in Ireland and Kyle and I deciding he had to come home right away. So much respect for Kyle Carter, thank you so much for all you did for Courage over the last three years, I couldn’t have asked for a better person for him. Thank you also to Red Hills and the vet team. Rest in peace little horse.”
Carter reportedly suffered minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.
The oldest member of the United States Olympic Eventing team captured his first individual medal in Rio Tuesday. Phillip Dutton, of Pennsylvania, and his mount Mighty Nice, won the bronze individual medal behind the unstop... Read More
Washington racing trainer Monique Snowden committed suicide Sunday night hours after a promising two-year-old from her stable broke down on the track. “She wouldn’t leave me and leave the horses like this withou... Read More
Clark Montgomery (USA) flew back from Britain to his home country to lead a strong American quartet to victory in the fifth leg of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing. The event, held for the first time outside Europe, capt... Read More
Two Olympic veterans and two newcomers make up this years 2016 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team. Five-time Olympian Phillip Dutton and 2012 Olympian Boyd Martin lead the way for first-time Olympic squad members. Lauren Kieffer an... Read More
Wisconsin officials confirm a West Bend horse that tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) was euthanized. The 50-horse stable, where the equine resided, is under quarantine. The Wisconsin Department of Agricultu... Read More
A horse was euthanized Saturday at a New Jersey equine clinic after testing positive for the neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpes virus (EHV-1). The horse showed clinical signs of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EH... Read More
Superlative efforts by Philip Dutton, Lauren Kieffer, Marilyn Little, and Boyd Martin resulted in a Team Gold medal and a berth at the 2016 Olympic Games. Adding to their accolades, Little was awarded the Individual Gold med... Read More
The eventing community is mourning the loss of another mount after a tragic fall at the Aspen Farm Horse Trials in Washington. The 17-year-old gelding named Calvin was competing with his owner and rider Holly Severijn, of Wo... Read More
As the Rolex Three Day Event wraps up, one rider is coping after announcing her horse's euthanization. New Zealand rider Emily Cammock told her fans Dambala was injured on cross-country Saturday.... Read More
Boyd Martin and Trading Aces proved to be unstoppable this weekend at the first-ever $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Asheville Regional Airport. Martin and Trading Aces led the competition from start to fin... Read More
A Georgia stable owner says the ADM grain she was feeding tested positive for monensin. Roslyn Johnson of Grantville is waiting for quantitative test results to learn how much monensin is allegedly in the feed.... Read More
Officials confirm a Pennsylvania horse tested positive for neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1.) The equine located in Unionville was exposed to a steeplechase horse in Virginia that was infected with equine herpesvi... Read More
Wyoming veterinarians confirm there are two cases of the neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) in the state. Livestock Board staff veterinarians say a total of seven horses are affected and one was euthanized... Read More