A hunter competing at the Devon Horse Show in Pennsylvania died while on course Saturday. The equine named Cambridge was competing with Emma Kurtz in the small junior hunter, 15 and under class, at the time of the fatal fall.
Chronicle of the Horse first broke the story and reports Kurtz was uninjured in the fall. The gelding finished third in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, handy hunter class earlier in the day. Scott Stewart owned the 10-year-old German Warmblood.
It is not known what caused Cambridge’s fall that led to the gelding’s death. We have confirmed the United States Equestrian Federation’s Horse Welfare Rule GR843 (Mandatory Reporting and Cooperation of Horse/Pony Collapse) protocol was followed.