The PonyWorld Weekly
June 25, 2018
Andy Kocher Bids Farewell to Navalo
Tragically, Andy Kocher's longtime mount, Navalo, suffered a broken leg while on course in the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby on Sunday and had to be put down. On Instagram, Kocher reflected on the events of the weekend (you can read the full post here) and paid tribute to his beloved friend. Our hearts go out to Andy and his entire team at this difficult time.
Quote of the Week
“We’ve done a bit of practice to make sure he’d come down the Bank. Last year, I wondered if I’d wasted a clear round because they don’t come round here very often, so it’s nice to get another one...”
—Great Britain's William Funnell reflecting after his win in the 2018 Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby. With this victory, Funnell joins an illustrious list of four-time Hickstead Derby winners (he previously won in 2006, 2008, and 2009 with Cortaflex Mondriaa).
William Funnell & Billy Buckingham (c) Hickstead
Belgium Takes the European Division 1 Lead in the FEI Nations Cup Series
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Jennifer Gates to train with Harrie Smolders.
Eventer Jonty Evans remains in serious condition after a fall at Tattersalls.
Ireland's Jonty Evans is still unconscious and in the hospital following a fall from his crowd-funded Olympic horse, Cooley Rorkes Drift, during the Tattersalls CIC3* on June 3. Evans remains in "stable but serious condition" following a traumatic brain injury, which was sustained on cross-country during the event. Cooley Rorkes Drift was uninjured in the fall.
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