Jennie Saville’s Stella Artois is recovering from an injury sustained on cross-country in the Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L on April 29. Two fences from home, Saville felt that the mare was off and pulled up.
The 15-year-old Hanoverian mare (Satisfaction FRH—Comtessa, Contender) owned by the Stella Artois Syndicate, was transported to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington. Veterinarians there determined that she had a severe tendon injury to her right front leg. She had recently come back from an injury to her left front leg.
“She’s doing much better,” said Saville. “I just picked her up from Hagyard. Liz Halliday [Sharp] is letting her stay at her place until we come up with a bit of a plan. When the injury first happened she was so lame, she was non-weight bearing. We couldn’t get her studs out until yesterday on the other front foot because she couldn’t put weight on her leg. She is in much better form now.”
Saville, who had three horses in the five-star in Kentucky, stayed behind to care for “Stella” while her other two mounts went home to West Grove, Pennsylvania, after the competition.
“I really appreciate everyone being so kind for me, and I really appreciate Liz for having her,” said Saville.