On a harrowing day for the sport of eventing, it has been confirmed that a 2nd rider has died.
Jordan McDonald (pictured riding Glencento at Belton earlier this year), a 30-year-old Canadian based in Leicestershire, was riding in a novice section at Nunney International Horse Trials in Somerset when he suffered a fatal accident.
His horse, Only Me, a 7-year-old gelding, was not injured. No information has been released about the exact circumstances surrounding the accident which lead to the rider’s death.
The rest of the day’s competition was abandoned, although tomorrow’s classes are expected to go ahead.
British Eventing released the following statement:
“It is with the deepest regret that we announce that Mr Jordan McDonald died today as a result of a fatal accident whilst competing at Nunney British Eventing Affiliated One Day Event in Somerset at 13.29pm on Saturday 14th June 2014.
“Jordan was aged 30 and based in Leicestershire, but is Canadian by nationality. He had been married to Shandiss for one year.”
Earlier today it was confirmed that German rider Benjamin Winter had also been killed. He suffered a rotational fall in the CCI4* cross-country in Luhmuhlen.