Martin Fuchs Clooney 51 Sustains Career Ending Injury

Martin FUCHS (SUI) riding CLOONEY 51 at LONGINES FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/20 at Equita Lyon 2019 (FRA). Fuchs finished in first place. Photograph - © FEI / Eric KNOLL

Martin Fuchs Clooney 51 Sustains Career Ending Injury

Swiss sensation, Martin Fuchs (29) has announced his Olympic horse, Clooney 51, has sustained a career-ending injury.

The Cornet Obolensky x Fraulein Vom Moor grey gelding suffered a Humerus fracture after falling in the field and is said to be recovering well in a clinic in Zürich, Switzerland.

Fuchs has kept fans updated using his Instagram account:

 

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In an FEI Icons interview (May 2021), Fuchs stated “Clooney made me a better rider and horseman of me. He helped me understand horses better”.

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A decorated equestrian from a young age, Fuchs has enjoyed considerable success throughout his time in the saddle. His outstanding career on board Clooney 51 ranges from Silver medalist in the World Equestrian Games 2018, Individual European Champion 2019, to a member of the Swiss Olympic team in both Rio (2016) and Tokyo (2020). Currently world no.2 in the Longines Rankings, he has enjoyed 181 recorded FEI wins with his most prolific horse being Clooney 51.

Having returned from Tokyo two weeks ago, where Fuchs and his team finished just out of medal position (Team segment) in fifth place, he was hopeful for what the rest of the season had in store “Clooney jumped beautifully in every round. Some small mistakes, but very happy with his performance and looking forward to the rest of our season” Quote Instagram.

 

 

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We wish Clooney 51 a quick recovery and peaceful retirement in the years to come.

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