mily Moffitt and For Sale 6 in winning form, WEF 2017. Ph. ©Sportfot
The 11-year-old Westfalian mare For Sale 6 (For Pleasure x Cassini I) was humanely put down on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after a fall during the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Ocala in Ocala, Florida, USA.
Rider Emily Moffitt of Great Britain was competing the mare in Round 1 of the competition. Both horse and rider fell after leaving long on the approach to the second to last fence, a red and white oxer. For Sale 6 left the arena in a horse ambulance; Moffitt sustained minor injuries but was able to leave the arena unassisted.
HITS released a statement regarding the incident: “This was a very unfortunate accident in Ocala. After suffering a broken elbow, the horse was euthanized. The positive news is that Emily will fully heal.”
For Sale 6 was a top international show jumper, with an accomplished record under several of the world’s best riders. Brought up the levels by Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann, For Sale 6 was a winner in the young horse division at Aachen, Germany and Rome, Italy in 2013. Ludger Beerbaum of Germany, as well as Laura Kraut of the USA, both competed For Sale 6 before 18-year-old Moffitt took over the reins in 2016.
During the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival, Moffitt and For Sale 6 rode to several top finishes, including victory in the $50,000 Equo Grand Prix CSI 2* on Sunday, February 12.
Our deepest condolences to Emily Moffitt and her team at Poden Farms for their loss.