Avery Klunick’s devastating announcement that In It To Win It didn’t make it out of colic surgery last night was met with a wave of support and well-wishes from eventers around the nation. “Winston” was a special horse, one those equine celebrities that make us feel like we knew them even if we’d never personally met.
Perhaps his most infamous hour in the public eye came in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup at the 2014 AECs. The pair was enjoying a smooth show jumping round until fence 9, when Winston suddenly and uncharacteristically slammed on the brakes. Avery got sent up his neck a bit, taking the bridle off in the process. What happened next, of course, we’ll never forget.
The video has since had over 100,000 views, and in memory of Winston, we invite to join us for one more watch.
As captured by RNS Video:
Go Winston. Go Eventing.