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  • Le Samurai put down

    For Immediate Release May 4, 2007
    Statement from the Broussard Family, Owners of Le Samurai

    It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Le Samurai has been humanely euthanized. From the outset we have been determined to give this magnificent horse the best veterinary treatment available, but only so long as the continuation of that treatment remained consistent with Sparky's best interests. Regrettably, the veterinarians treating him have advised us that a successful outcome is not possible.

    Sparky will be greatly missed by our family, Amy Tryon and everyone who knew and loved him. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hunt and the veterinary staff at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for their tireless dedication to Sparky's well-being. We also wish to thank the eventing community around the country for all the kindness and good wishes that have been extended to us and to Sparky.

    Jerome and Rebecca Broussard

    For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at (859) 225-6941, or via e-mail at mpartlow@usef.org.


  • #2
    OH No!

    How incredibly sad. My heart is breaking for Amy and his owners. I have no words. Godspeed Le Samuari.


    • #3
      This was what those on the inside have been saying would happen. The updates we were reading here and on Amy's Web site seemed so much more optimistic.
      What a sad day for eventing. There are lessons to be learned from this tragedy, and I hope we're all listening.
      More than anyone, my heart goes out to Robyn Fisher who rode this horse for so long and seemed to want nothing but the best for him when she made the tough decision to give him up last year.
      I evented just for the Halibut.


      • #4
        Rest in peace, Sparky.
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        • #5
          How terribly sad. My condolences to all.
          Lori T
          www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep


          • #6
            Oh dear, I kept hoping. Godspeed Sparky! Hugs to Amy, Robin and the Broussard family.
            \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo


            • #7
              I feel sick.
              What a mess.


              • #8
                I am very sorry for Le Samurai and all his people. I think this would be harder than losing him at the immediate moment.


                • #9
                  Sad to hear and condolences to all of his connections. I'm encouraged a professional decision was conducted, albeit the hardest to make, in the best interest of the horse.


                  • #10
                    So sad, godspeed.

                    Ware Whip!
                    FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.


                    • #11
                      That is so terribly sad.

                      I don't know what else to say....


                      • #12
                        How sad. How very sad.
                        Proud to have two Takaupa Gold line POAs!
                        Takaupas Top Gold
                        Gifts Black Gold Knight


                        • #13
                          Godspeed Le Samurai. He was a hell of a horse. I remember helping check him into the FEI stabling at Foxhall. He was our first horse to arrive that year and I was struck by his wonderful presence.

                          Hugs and best wishes to all his connections - past and present.
                          If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb


                          • #14
                            How terribly tragic.

                            My sincerest condolences to all involved.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NeverTime View Post
                              More than anyone, my heart goes out to Robyn Fisher who rode this horse for so long and seemed to want nothing but the best for him when she made the tough decision to give him up last year.

                              How sad. As NeverTime stated, it has got to be terribly painful for Robyn. My heart goes out to her and all of those who were involved with this horse.

                              I just wish I could say that he didn't suffer.


                              • #16
                                Condolences and sympathies to the owner, rider, and grooms as well as former connections and families. Things always happen for the best, and I am sure that this was the right decision for the horse. May he rest in peace.
                                Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                                Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


                                • #17
                                  Very sad day for Eventing...

                                  My condolences to all involved with Sparky.

                                  Aca-Believe it!!


                                  • #18
                                    I"m so sorry.


                                    • #19
                                      Deepest sympathy to all connected with this magnificient competitor. God speed to green pastures.
                                      "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                                      Thread killer Extraordinaire


                                      • #20
                                        I feel sick.
                                        What a mess.
                                        Ditto. He was a horse with incredible bravery and heart.

                                        My condolences to the Broussards, Robyn Fisher and his grooms.
                                        At least he is no longer in pain.
                                        "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.