Pollard Eventing: Update on Injured Horses Following Traffic Accident

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DALTON, GA -- MAY 26, 2012 -- Michael's Pollard's team of event horses that were involved in a traffic accident on May 25th near Chatsworth, GA are all recovering at the Pollard Eventing Training Center in Dalton, GA.

Icarus (Fly), 14 year old grey Thoroughbred gelding owned by Michael & Nathalie Pollard, has suffered the most serious lacerations and will be transported today to Rood & Riddle Veterinary Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky for surgery.

Schoensgreen Hanni (Hanni), 9 year old German Warmblood mare owned by Nathalie Pollard, suffered some superficial cuts but is not expected to miss any work in her preparation for Bromont CCI3* June 8-10th in Canada.

Jude's Law (Jude), 11 year old Irish Sport Horse Gelding owned by Michael Pollard & John Bryant, has minor cuts that required stitching but should be able to return to work in a few weeks.

Carl Bouckaert's Raphael, who won the Chatt Hills Open Preliminary division last week, survived with just some bruising and will be given time to recover from the shock before returning to work.

Little Star, a brood mare, suffered cuts to her hind legs and is expected to make a full recovery.

Our heartfelt condolences to Ruth Armstrong, her family and connections on the loss of the stallion VDL Ulando H who died at the scene as a result of head and neck trauma. "He was the love of my life, an athlete and a gentleman and deserves a good send off," said Ruth.