WEG: Italian Horse Injured During Cross-Country

Juan Carlos Garcia's (ITA) horse, Iman du Golfe, was injured in a fall at fence 20 during the cross-country portion of the eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky, Oct. 3. On-site veterinarians attended to the horse immediately. He was stabilized at the fence and transported by horse ambulance to the nearby Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for further assessment and treatment.  

Iman du Golfe was treated for a deep laceration over the left elbow region. Radiographs (X rays) showed no major fracture, although there is a small bone chip near the elbow. The laceration has been sutured, and the horse is resting comfortably. The Rood & Riddle attending veterinarians are optimistic that the horse will make a full recovery. 

The rider, Juan Carlos Garcia, was taken to the hospital and has since been released after treatment for minor injuries.

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