Top eventer Michael Jung reported today, Sept. 16, that he underwent surgery to repair a broken tibia sustained in his fall from fischerRocana FST at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI**** (Great Britain) on Sept. 3.
Today, Sept. 15, the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced a change to the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final at CSIO***** Barcelona. Margie Engle withdrew her mount Royce from team contention, and Reed Kessler will now compete with her own Cylana.
Other team members for the competition, to be held Sept. 24-27 in Spain, include:
The Fédération Equestre Internationale has provisionally suspended Sophie Simpson, effective Aug. 31, after her mount, Why Not, for this year’s Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (Ky.) tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin. Capsaicin is considered a topical analgesic or irritant.
Because the U.S. Equestrian Federation has reciprocity with the FEI, Simpson is also suspended from the USEF.
World Games gold medalist Totilas will not return to competition. The stallion’s owners Paul Schockemöhle and Ann-Katrin Linsenhof made the decision after results came back from a recent MRI, showing the horse has bone inflammation in his left hind hoof.
Top New Zealand eventer Andrew Nicholson is currently hospitalized after falling at the last fence on course at the Festival Of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park CIC*** (Great Britain), reported Horse & Hound. Nicholson was transported to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.