The Belgian warm-blood ‘Free Style VH Polderholf’ (KASHMIR VAN SCHUTTERSHOF X CHATMAN) is reported to have collapsed and died in competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival this morning. It is said to be a heart attack that took the horse.
Free Styles rider Catherine Tyree was taken away by ambulance. We have no confirmation Catherine at this point. The pair competed successfully in 145m classes and under 25 sections and open grand prixs.
Free Style VH Poderhof was purchased by Joseph and Mary Tyree in 2013 from Stephex Stables in Belgium.
We send our condolences to the Tyree family and all involved with this horse.