Horse killed in US 3* cross-country fall

October 18, 2010

Eventing horse JB's Star has died following an accident on the cross-country of the three-star Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland, in the US.

Jump 17 on the CCI 3* course at Fair Hill.
According to reports, JB's Star, ridden by Jennifer Simmons, dropped a leg into the middle rails of the 17th jump, an oxer, which caused the fall.

JB's Star was euthanised after being taken to the New Bolton Center, where veterinarians found the 11-year-old thoroughbred had fractured his right humerus.

Simmons, of Middleburg, Virginia, was conscious when she was taken to Christiana Hospital.

Officials are invesigating the accident.

Simmons had been riding JB's Star since 2008, and the pair had their first advanced start in March, when they finished 15th at Southern Pines. In May they were fourth at the Jersey Fresh CIC3*.