What a bummer. Sadly, we won’t get to see Peter Atkins and Henny (HJ Hampton) riding at the Badminton Horse Trials. He is currently in the ER with a broken tibia & an injury to his ankle: “Henny shied and tripped over a stone and went down on me. Stupid accident.”
Thankfully Henny is ok & as Peter said: “better me than him”.
They are hoping to reroute to Luhmühlen.
We are soooo sorry that we won’t get to see Peter & Henny at Badminton and wish Peter a speedy recovery.
Major bummer! Just glad if he had to be injured it was his leg and not his head. Amazing how a horse like Henny can have a silly accident. But they are, after all, horses and even the best horse, with the best rider can have a spook, trip and go down.
Experience is the hardest teacher. The test comes first, the lesson afterward.
Thomas Kimmel, aka "riderboy"
I write this with a heavy heart as I have to withdraw Henny from Badminton due to a freak accident this morning. I have broken my ankle and still awaiting full diagniosis and prognosis. As soon as I have that I will update this page and let all of our amazing supporters know my plan for Henny. I am still hopeful that I can continue our bid for the Olympics. Thank you all for your support and we will address Henny's schedule as soon as I have more information.
If you read the EN article and see all the frustrations and disappointments it is hard to believe they keep trying!! This is such a tough sport! My hats off to Peter and his team and I hope they can regroup and get going soon!