It is with the deepest regret that we confirm that Francisco Seabra (POR) suffered a fatal accident while competing at the CIC2* Seville (ESP) today, 14 February 2015.
Mr Seabra, 30, and the gelding Aferzysta fell at the final element of fence 10, a water combination, at 12.30. The horse was uninjured in the fall.
At every FEI event, the maximum consideration is given to the safety and welfare of horses and competitors.
The FEI is conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of this tragic accident.
The thoughts and prayers of the global Eventing community are with Francisco Seabra’s family and friends at this very sad time.
A statement from the event organisers is available here.