Coulisa, the mount of Ireland’s number one showjumper Denis Lynch, was taken to a local veterinary clinic after a heavy fall during the closing grand prix at the Rotterdam Nations Cup show today (Sunday, 22 June).
The 10-year-old mare appeared to have injured her near hind leg and is currently undergoing further assessment and treatment. Denis was uninjured in the incident, which happened after Coulisa picked up a stride early at a triple bar.
The grand prix was won by Frenchman Patrice Delaveau, who was also a member of the winning French Nations Cup team. Britain’s Nations Cup team — Joe Clee, Spencer Roe, Jessie Drea and Guy Williams — finished 4th, with the Irish quartet in 7th place.
UPDATE: 23 June 2014
The local veterinary team found that Coulisa had fractured an elbow in the fall. She is due to be operated on today (23 June). It is hoped that she will be able to make a successful return to competition in due course.
Read the full report from Rotterdam in next week’s Horse & Hound magazine, out 26 June