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Last updated: Tue 10 Jun 2014

Fatality halts Nunney International Horse Trials

The second day of the Nunney International Horse Trials was halted after a fatal accident.

nunney horse trials 2013The organisers put out a statement on Saturday afternoon:

“Nunney International Horse Trials Rider Fatality – Official Statement

It is with the deepest regret that we announce that Mr Jordan McDonald died today as a result of a fatal accident whilst competing at Nunney British Eventing Affiliated One Day Event in Somerset at 1329pm on Saturday 14th June 2014. Jordan’s horse, “Only Me”, a 7 year old gelding, was not injured.

Jordan was aged 30 and based in Leicestershire but is Canadian by nationality. He had been married to Shandiss for 1 year.

No further details are available at present.”

As a mark of respect, the organisers have announced a 1 minute silence at 11 am on Sunday in the main arena.

The competition takes place over three days at Mrs Angela Yeoman’s home near Nunney, Southfield House, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 June and is expected to attract many stars from the sport of eventing.

Nunney residents can walk along the course in the first and second pony field to Southfield from the visitor car park at Old Quarry Gardens, Castle Hill.

Although Visit Nunney will not have a stand at this year’s event due to other commitments, we are delighted to support and sponsor this fantastic event. Within three years, Nunney International Horse Trials has established a nationwide reputation as an outstanding event with superb facilities. It is also a great day out for everyone.

Details of the event can be found by visiting www.nunneyhorsetrials.co.uk.

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