The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has confirmed to H&H that it is investigating an incident concerning American rider Amy Tryon at the Rolex Kentucky three-day event last weekend.

According to a statement released by organisers, Amy has been referred to the FEI judicial committee following an “alleged abuse” incident at Kentucky.

Amy, who won bronze at last year’s World Equestrian Games, led the dressage on Le Samurai, but the horse went lame before the final cross-country fence. The pair finished the course, when Le Samurai was found to have “lost the supporting ligaments in his left front leg”, according to event vet Catherine Kohn.

Amy issued a statement, saying: “I am totally devastated about the injury he [Le Samurai] sustained but cannot comment further pending a review by the FEI. I’d give anything if this had not happened. I love this horse, Le Samurai is very special to me.”

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