Cooley SRS, who was the 2018 Badminton Horse Trials runner-up with Oliver Townend before being sold later that year to Australia, was put down yesterday (13 October).
The 13-year-old Irish sport horse by Ramiro B, now known as Willinga Park Cooley, had been taking part in a cross-country schooling session with rider Hazel Shannon when the pair suffered a “freak accident” and the gelding was put down owing to his injuries.
“Hazel is currently in hospital with liver damage but is expected to make a full recovery. Aero suffered a fractured femur on the left hind,” read a statement by Heath Ryan of Ryan’s Horses, Hazel’s employer.
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Article written by: Becky Murray