Top foreign event riders injured

  • Eventing World Champion and Olympic team gold medallist Jean Teulère has been sidelined for two months after an accident while cross-country schooling a fortnight ago at Verrie, a schooling and competition venue in France.

    The Frenchman broke his pelvis and fractured a vertebra when the horse rolled on him after a fall at a coffin combination.

    Meanwhile Shane Rose, Australian winner of the Adelaide four-star three-day event in 2004, is recovering after an accident left him with severe facial injuries.

    Rose was long reining a racehorse at home in New South Wales when the horse kicked out, knocking him briefly unconscious. He was put into a medically induced coma to stabilise him and control the swelling. He underwent a tracheotomy and facial reconstruction.

  • This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (17 March ’05)

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