Swiss Event Horse Euthanised at Tokyo 2020
A Swiss event horse is euthanised at Tokyo 2020, following the cross country at Sea Forest Park, Japan.
The FEI announced with great sadness that Swiss event horse, Jet Set, had been fatally injured during the cross country at Tokyo. Ridden by Switzerland’s Robin Godel, the decisions made to euthanise the talented horse after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Olympic competition on 1 August 2021.
The 14-year-old gelding presented lame after jumping the final Mt Fuji water complex (fence 20) on the course. Receiving immediate veterinary attention, after an initial assessment the horse was transferred by ambulance to the onsite Veterinary Clinic.
Sadly, ultrasound scans revealed an irreparable ligament rupture in the lower right limb, just above the hoof. On humane grounds and with the agreement of the owners and athlete, the decision was taken to put the horse to sleep.
In line with the FEI Veterinary Regulations, samples have already been taken from the horse and a post mortem will be conducted.
Robin later took to social media to share the news;
It is a very heavy heart that I regret to announce the far too rushed departure of my dear, Jet Set, following a break in the cross here in Tokyo.”
“In a gallop, just a few jumps from the finish, the injury forced us to let him go away..”
“Jet was an extraordinary horse and once again he was making a beautiful cross. He left on what he liked to do most: galloping and flying over obstacles.”
“I thank you all for your support and am deeply touched by it. I hope you understand my absence from social media these next few days.”
Header Image; Robin Godel riding Jet Set at CCI4* Lumuehlen 2020 (@robin.godel Instagram)
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