The US Eventing Association has reported the death of Enchantez, who was euthanised on July 14 after breaking his leg at an event in Kentucky at the weekend.
The 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Devil’s Joy x Reunion) was competing in the Open Intermediate division at the Champagne Run Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The accident happened on the landing of a jump early on the cross-country course. British rider Clare Walker was uninjured in the fall.
Enchantez competed through to CCI4* with his previous owner, Lindsay Oaks, and finished 35th at the 2014 Kentucky Three-Day Event. Walker, of Walnut Farm Eventing in Kansas, and Enchantez had been together since the spring of 2015, the USEA said.
Reporting: US Eventing Association