Costa Rican rider Claudia Romero Chacon, who was injured in a fall on Aug. 28 during the endurance competition at the Alltech FEI World Games, underwent surgery for fractures and internal injuries on the day of the accident. She is recovering in hospital and is expected she will be discharged within a week. Her husband Juan Diego has recorded an audio message from his wife thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
Chacon’s horse Dorado sustained a head injury in the fall and died instantly. The accident occurred during the first loop, 13.6 km. into the course, when the horse struck a tree at the side of the track in a forested area.
Show jumper Tomas Couve Correa, of Chile, suffered a fall in the second round of team competition on Sept. 3 at D’Ornano Stadium.
He was kept in hospital overnight and discharged the following morning.
Correa’s mount, Underwraps, crashed through fence 8, and screens went up while medical personnel attended to him. Underwraps walked away without apparent injury.
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