Two horses die at Bramham horse trials

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Clea Phillipps and Lead the Way, pictured at Burghley in 2011.
Clea Phillipps and Lead the Way, pictured at Burghley in 2011. © Mike Bain

Competition at the three-star Bramham International Horse Trials was marred by the deaths of two horses on cross-country day.

Jagganath, ridden by Michael Jackson, and Lead the Way, ridden by Clea Phillipps, both fatally collapsed while taking part in the CCI3* at the in West Yorkshire event. Neither incident involved falls at jumps.

Jagganath finished the competition without penalty to be in eighth place, but collapsed after the finish. He was immediately attended by the emergency vets who were unable to save him. His accident happened at about 11.40am on Saturday morning.

Jagganath was a 10-year-old gelding by Jumbo, owned by Carole Mortimer. He had 150 British Eventing points.

Lead the Way died at fence 13, the Woodhead Seeds Hollow. He jumped fence 13 and then collapsed as he jumped the ‘A’ element of fence 14, still part of the Woodhead Seeds Hollow. He was immediately attended by the vets on course who were unable to save him. Clea Phillipps was uninjured. The accident occurred at about 2.40pm on Saturday afternoon.

Lead the Way was a 14-year-old gelding by Supreme Leader, owned by Clea and Vere Phillipps and Judy Barnard. He had 1231 BE points.

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Michael Jackson and Jagganath
Michael Jackson and Jagganath, pictured at Blenheim in 2011. © John-Britter Photography

 

Clea Phillips and Lead the Way at Bramham last year.
Clea Phillips and Lead the Way at Bramham last year. © Mike Bain

 

Michael Jackson and Jagganath, Blenheim 2011.
Michael Jackson and Jagganath, Blenheim 2011. © Al Crook

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