US eventer’s horse killed when trailer overturned

  • US eventer Michael Pollard’s team of horses was involved in a road accident just five miles from his yard in Dalton, Georgia this morning (25 May).

    His trailer turned over trapping all six horses on board.

    Five horses – Icarus, Schoensgreen, Hanni, Jude’s Law, Raphael and Little Star – were cut free and survived with minor cuts.

    But Michael’s new ride, the stallion VDL Ulando H died at the scene. His owner Ruth Armstrong is “more than devastated” by the loss of her horse.

    No people were injured in the accident.

    On facebook, Michael wrote: “I felt like Ulando was the most exciting horse in the barn and I was already getting teased by the girls that he was my pet. I am devastated by the loss. Wish there was something more to be done.”

    Michael travelled over to Britain last year to compete at Burghley Horse Trials with Icarus, but suffered a nasty fall jumping into the water.

    He and Hanni won team gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.

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