Mare collapses and dies on US cross-country course


Thoroughbred eventing mare Some Like It Hot collapsed and died on the cross-country course of the Winona Horse Trials in Hanoverton, Ohio, at the weekend.

Some Like It Hot was aged 19. She was being ridden by Tamar Lask in the starter-open event. The combination was last out on the course, and was approaching the ninth fence on the cross-country course when Some Like It Hot collapsed.

An investigation into Some Like It Hot’s death is ongoing and the results will be reported to the USEA’s Safety Committee as part of the USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Study.

Some Like It Hot, whose breeding was unrecorded in USEA records, was owned by Ellie Celarek.

The event was the 35th running of the Winona Horse Trials, and had been postponed from early May because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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One thought on “Mare collapses and dies on US cross-country course

  • July 9, 2020 at 12:44 am

    All of this has to do with the heartless, barbaric breeding o Thoroughbred Horses trying to selfishly obtain “THAT ONE” for greed & vanity!
    In no way am I accusing rider or owner…but rather the Thoroughbred UGLY World!
    Very deeply sorry for the mare’s loss, hope she felt no suffering or pain.
    Happy the rider is okay physically; mentally, will leave a scar.
    Blessings to the “compassionate Horse people”.


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