An anonymous report led to the gruesome discovery of starving horses at the polish farm of international horse breeder John Byrialsen. Now, Danish authorities will reportedly search his farm in Denmark.
Byrialsen owns Viergaard Stud. He’s best known in North America as a co-owner of the United States Olympic dressage mount Calecto V. Tina Konyot competed Calecto V at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2012 Olympics for the United States.
The horses seen in the video are allegedly located at Byrialsen’s farm in Poland. Many are emaciated while others are deceased. Some of the horses have open festering wounds.
Before pushing play below, please know the horse video shows horrific suffering making it difficult to watch.
The Danish Warmblood association’s chairman Jan Pedersen said in a statement to BT.dk, “It is appalling, shocking and I cannot underline distinctly enough how far out this is. It is so horrible that you feel physically ill watching it. I have never ever seen anything like it.”
A local veterinarian and Polish authorities have removed at least 100 of the 300 horses from the farm in Poland.
WARNING GRAPHIC HORSE VIDEO