Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** officials announced that Redpath Ransom, No. 82, ridden by Alexander Bragg, suffered an irreparable injury to his right front suspensory ligament. The injury occurred while the horse was galloping between fences 27 and 28 on the cross-country course at the Badminton Horse Trials (England) on May 5 and was not the result of a jumping effort, according to the official statement.
“The horse was immediately taken by ambulance to the veterinary clinic in the stables where he was examined by an orthopedic specialist,” continued the statement. “Sadly, the horse has been euthanized, and Badminton and the eventing family extend their sympathy to the owners, rider and all connections.”
The 13-year-old Anglo-European (Randi Elite—Redpath River Dancer, Euphemism) was owned by Michael and Naomi Roe and Debbie Nuttall. Bragg, who makes as a living as a farrier in addition to his riding career, produced “Reeko” from the one-star level. The pair placed eighth at the Ballindenisk CCI*** (Ireland) in 2016 and completed their first four-star together later that year at the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (England). They went on to complete the Luhmühlen CCI**** (Germany) in 2017.