We are heartbroken to report that TF Kreisler, a 12-year-old Irish Warmblood, died today on cross country at the Woodside International CIC3* in Woodside, CA. His owner and rider Sara Sellmer, of Kamloops, British Columbia, was not injured.
Woodside International released the following statement this afternoon:
It is with great sadness that we announce that TF Kreisler, ridden and owned by Sara Sellmer passed away due to an incident on Cross-Country during the CIC3*. Sara Sellmer was evaluated by the medical officer and was not injured in the accident.
The organizers and officials of Woodside International Horse Trials would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the Sellmer Family & Friends.
Sara and TF Kreisler finished fifth at the Twin Rivers Spring Three-Day Event and Horse Trials CIC3* in April of this year and most recently finished second at the Aspen Farms Advanced Horse Trials in September.
Our thoughts are with Sara and all those who knew and loved TF Kreisler.