Phillip Dutton is recovering from injuries sustained yesterday while cross country schooling a young horse, according to a statement posted on his website. He fell from the horse and sustained a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The horse was not injured in the incident.
“We are meeting with an orthopedist today to establish a plan of care and will know more soon about when he can start riding again and ultimately get back to competing. He was monitored overnight at Christiana Hospital out of caution for the collapsed lung and is expected to be released soon.”
Phillip was entered to compete Mr. Candyman in the U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing Team Competition at the Central Park Horse Show on Saturday night. While his fans will surely miss him, we are grateful Phillip will make a full recovery and wish him all the best as he recovers.
This report has been updated to clarify that the horse was not injured in the incident.