May 23—Devon, Pa.
Small junior hunter Cambridge suffered a fatal accident in the Dixon Oval today during the Devon Horse Show.
Cambridge was competing in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, stakes class with rider Emma Kurtz. Cambridge fell badly at the in of a two-stride in-and-out and died immediately. Kurtz was uninjured.
Cambridge, owned by Scott Stewart, was a 10-year-old German Warmblood (Catoki—Lavina, Lavall I).
He started showing in 2012 under Stewart, and Kurtz had been riding the horse since June of 2014 with Amanda Lyerly training the horse. They won classes at shows like the Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.), Kentucky Spring Classic and Ohio Professional Horseman’s Association Spring Festival. Most recently they won the division championship at the Kentucky Spring Classic.
He finished third in this morning’s small junior hunter, 15 and under, handy hunter class.
UPDATE ON MAY 25: You can read more about Cambridge’s passing in an updated article from www.coth.com. Click to read.
Follow along with the Chronicle for more from Devon. Check out the June 8 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse for full analysis from the show.