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Landfurst 6

Michael Whitaker's 10-year-old gelding, Landfurst 6, owned by the Gillespie Brothers, has sadly been humanely destroyed following a fall at CSIO Aachen yesterday. Landfurst 6 was originally x-rayed on site and then transferred to a clinic in Aachen for further investigations, but unfortunately the damage to the long pastern bone (P1) was irreparable.

The Hannoverian bred gelding, by Landadel I, amassed over £40,000 winnings during his short career with Michael. Some of his most notable wins include the 2002 1.40m Championship at the BSJA Festival of Show Jumping and the Grand Prix at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto in November 2002.

British Team Manager, Derek Ricketts said:

"This was a very tragic accident, Landfurst 6 was approaching the prime time in his International career and we had yet to see the best of him. This unfortunate happening only compounds our other recent British losses".


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