Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift AKA 'Art' were competing at Tattersalls International Horse Trials on 3 June in the CIC3* when he fell at the main water feature on the cross-country course.

A statement released by Eventing Ireland this week said,

"Jonty remains in a stable but serious condition in Hospital.

"Jonty has now been moved from intensive care at the Beaumont Hospital to a high dependency ward in the Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, West Dublin.

"Unfortunately, there is no change to report in his condition from the most recent update. Jonty remains unconscious, with a very serious head injury.

"The family deeply appreciate all the care for Jonty from the Beaumont Hospital staff and the support and messages from all his family and friends.

"Further updates will be issued if there is a change in Jonty's condition." 

Horse Sport Ireland had already confirmed that the 46-year-old suffered a "significant brain injury" after falling from Cooley Rorkes Drift and that it “may take him many months to recover”.


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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 08:23

6 Grounding SCARY moments


Falling off comes with the Horse riding territory.....Here are some of the SCARY MOMENTS we have witnessed...  (btw, to the best of our knowledge no lasting damage was done to either horse or rider)

At Burghley Horse Trials 2009.

YIKES! (but he didn't fall off) Burghley Horse Trials 2013.


The Cottesmore Leap - but not long enough, EEK! Burghley Horse Trials, 2012.


Point to Pointing!


At the last fence, in the lead too!


Ouch! Hickstead, 2012.




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