British eventer Polly Stockton has lost her four-star horse Westwood Poser following a freak accident in Ireland.
“Mossie”, as he is known at home, had been recuperating for the past year with his co-owner, Arthur Comyn, following a tendon injury late last year.
He was in a horse walker on Comyn’s property and the gate was not closed properly, Horse & Hound reported. Mossie got out and ran onto the road, where he was hit by a truck and died instantly. The accident was on February 14.
The son of Master Imp was getting over the injury and Stockton was looking forward to having him back in work in the summer.
His top results were a second place at Burghley CCI****, where he went double clear, and fourth with another double clear at the
Festival of British Eventing CIC***W. He was also fourth at the Tattersalls CIC***W.