Intermediate cross-country death mars British Open Champs


British-bred eventing mare Roxanna VI was euthanised after fracturing a hind cannon bone in a fall on the Intermediate cross-country during the British Open Championships at the weekend’s Gatcombe horse trials.

Roxanna VI fell at fence 17, a trakehner. She was ridden by France’s Arthur Duffort, who is based with Andrew Nicholson.

The seven-year-old chestnut mare, owned by Julia Hardy of London, had an intermediate win at Tweseldown earlier this year and was second at Aldon and in the CIC** at Somerley Park.

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