Wednesday, May. 22, 2024

BT Border Bandit Euthanized At Belton International Horse Trials



Irish rider Camilla Speirs’ horse BT Border Bandit was euthanized at the Belton International Horse Trials in Lincolnshire, England, on April 2 after fracturing his left front cannon bone at fence 21, an open oxer, on the advanced cross-country course.

The event released the following statement:


“It is with great sadness that we announce that horse number 877, BT Border Bandit, ridden and owned by Camilla Speirs, was put down as a result of an accident on the cross-country course in the area of fence number 21, whilst competing at Belton International Horse Trials in Lincolnshire, at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday 2nd April 2017. BT Border Bandit, a 12-year-old gelding, suffered a broken near fore cannon bone and was humanely put down by the vet.”

Speirs, 27, brought along “TP,” a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Warcraft—Wanda XVI, Weltstar), from the age of 3. He was found at the Goresbridge Go For Gold sale in Ireland by her mother, Bridget Speirs, who was also his owner. They’d competed through the three-star level, and had been named to the Irish High Performance squad in 2015.




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