Irish eventer Mandar fatally injured at US horse trials


US eventer Mandar has been euthanised after he was found to have fractured hind fetlock at the Southern Pines Horse Trials in Raeford, North Carolina on Saturday.

The Irish Sport Horse was jumping well on the intermediate course when he was pulled up on the flat between obstacles by rider Arden Wildasin.

Mandar was transported back to the barn, where his injury was discovered. He was immediately euthanized.

Mandar was owned by Arden and her father James M. Wildasin. The 11-year-old was previously ridden in Ireland by Katie O’Sullivan and been ridden by Arden Wildasin, 17,  in competition since November 2009.

Bred by Patrick Heffernan, Mandar was born Loughnavatta Papillo, and was by Condios and out of the Clover Hill mare Ballinclover Penny. He represented Ireland in the seven-year-old class in the World Breeder Championships in 2008, and was a finalist in the 4yo Future Event Horse League in 2005 and in the 5yo Cavan Showjumping Final in 2006.

More recently, Mandar placed 11th at the Fair Hill CCI2* in 2010.

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