Statement from the US Equestrian Federation on the Injury to Le Samurai at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

(Lexington, KY) – The injury to Le Samurai, ridden by Amy Tryon, sustained at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on April 28th is under review by the FEI. They will obtain a statement from the Ground Jury at the competition and from the Appeal Committee, and conduct a hearing which will include a review of the tape of the incident. A judgment will then be made in the case. The USEF will honor that decision, abide by it and enforce it. A schedule for this hearing and judgment has not yet been set.

Amy Tryon is devastated by this tragic injury to her partner. She has been an outstanding representative of the United States, both on and off the field, winning medals in many international competitions including the Olympic Games and The FEI World Equestrian Games. Amy is respected worldwide as a kind and generous horse woman who gives back to the sport, and an athlete of great character and principle. The USEF is prepared to guide her through the hearing process.

Le Samurai continues to rest comfortably at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky.

(Text is from a press release received 2 May 2007 from USEF)




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