German horse rider killed in eventing competition
LUHMUEHLEN, Germany (AP) German horse rider Benjamin Winter was killed in a fall during an eventing competition at a cross-country event on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Winter from Dortmund received serious head injuries after falling from his horse Ispo at an obstacle on the 6,500-meter course. He was taken to a local hospital but died from the injuries.
Event organizers say, ”It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we announce that Benjamin Winter suffered a fatal accident while competing at the CCI (four-star event) in Luhmuehlen. On behalf of the whole sport, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Benjamin’s family.”
The 10-year-old gelding was uninjured.
Winter was regarded as a talent for the future. He completed the circuit without any errors with another horse, Wild Thing, earlier Saturday.