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August 24, 2014

Davis Injures Hand

U.S. Hermès Show Jumping Team Member for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Lucy Davis, injured her left hand just 10 days before the start of competition. Photo by Mollie Bailey.

Lucy Davis, member of the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France), injured her left hand yesterday, Aug. 23.

Davis was at the Stephex Masters (Belgium) at the time, but she didn’t hurt herself while riding. While Davis was unavailable for comment, her longtime trainer Markus Beerbaum confirmed the injury.

“She cut her hand open right by her thumb, and it had to get stitched up,” he said. “I don’t know exactly what happened—I wasn’t there. But I helped her get it fixed. She went to see a doctor, and we’ll know more tomorrow as far as her prognosis for riding at the [World Games], obviously. She had a local anesthetic on her left hand and got it stitched up.”

The show jumping portion of the World Games takes place Sept. 2-7 in Caen, France. Davis, Los Angeles, is scheduled to ride her own Barron at the Games.

Davis, 22, has represented the United States in team competition, most recently posting two clean-and-clear rounds with Barron to help the United States finish second at the Mercedes Benz FEI Nations Cup at Aachen CSIO (Germany).

Margie Engle and Royce were recently replaced as the traveling reserves by Charlie Jayne and Chill R Z after Engle broke her collarbone.

 
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