Olympic horse is dead

13 Oct 2004
13 Oct 2004 Author: webmaster
Royal Kaliber died further to colics problems 
Royal Kaliber, one of the United States most brilliant horses ever to compete internationally in show jumping, was euthanised on 8 October 2004 in the Netherlands. He underwent colic surgery for intestinal adhesions on 27 September and had been recovering well until 6 October, when his progress considerably slowed. "More adhesions were found in the intestine that were not repairable" explained Dr Tim Ober, a veterinarian for the US Equestrian Federation team, "we had no choice but do the humane thing and euthanise him."

For more information contact Maria Partlow, USEF Head of Media at             (502) 777-3459      .