Britain’s leading show jumping pony, Mark Samuels’s New York Spritzer, is currently recovering from an emergency operation for a displaced bowel.

The 11-year-old grey, who partnered Louise Pavitt (pictured) to European team gold and individual silver earlier this year and has won more than £27,000 to date,was taken ill on Saturday morning (30 November).

There was no internal damage and he’s much better; he’s already hungry,” said Mark Samuels. “However, he will be withdrawn from sale for the foreseeable future, to enable him torecover.”

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