Courses not to blame for deaths
Two event horses – Jaeda and All Aboard – died at different North American competitions over the weekend.
The 13-year-old Thoroughbred Jaeda died Saturday, June 10 while running cross country at the Pedigree Bromont CCI*** Three Day Event.
Rider Booli Selmayr was galloping the mare when she succumbed between obstacles 13AB and 14, according to Bromont’s FEI Veterinary Delegate Anne Basket. Selmayr was not injured.
A necropsy found the three-star eventer, owned by Kelly Morgan, suffered an acute diaphragmatic hernia.
Often difficult to diagnose, diaphragmatic hernias “often reveal a potentially causative event such as trauma,” according to experts.
Jaeda and Selmayr placed seventh in the CIC*** in Georgia this year.
Secondly, All Aboard collapsed and died during the River Glen Horse Trials in Tennessee. The 9-year-old Thoroughbred was competing with his owner-rider Audrea Dyer in the Open Intermediate Division. She was unhurt.
Dyer purchased the gelding through CANTER Kentucky.
Veterinarians have scheduled a necropsy. The US Eventing Association’s Cardiopulmonary Research Study will analyze the necropsy.