Bromont, Quebec – June 10
Booli Selmayr’s CCI*** horse Jaeda died today after suffering from an acute diaphramatic hernia on course on cross-country at the Pedigree Bromont CCI***. Selmayr was uninjured in the incident, which happened by Fence 14, the arena combination fences.
“I’m absolutely heartbroken,” said Selmayr. “She was a very special horse, and I’m just so grateful I had the opportunity to be with such an amazing horse.”
Anne Basket, the FEI Veterinary Delegate for the event released a statement on June 11.
“On June 10th at approximately 11:50 a.m. local time Jaeda, a 13-year-old mare ridden by Booli Selmayr and owned by Kelly Morgan, died between obstacles 13AB and 14 while competing on cross-country in the CCI*** at Bromont, Canada. The post mortem diagnosis of an acute diaphramatic hernia was made by the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire St-Hyacinthe. An injury of this type could not have been foreseen and is very uncommon in equestrian sport.”
Selmayr, 29, had been paired with the 13-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred mare (Persian Star—Sweet Jennifer, Kentucky Cookin), owned by Kelly Morgan, since 2014. They jumped clear around their first CCI*** at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International (Md.) last October but withdrew before show jumping.
This spring they completed the Pine Top CIC*** (Ga.), and most recently they were seventh in a division of advanced at Fair Hill (Md.) in May.