It is with great sadness that we report that Carrie Landry’s Our Questionnaire, the former upper-level partner of Heather Gillette, has died following a pasture accident. Despite the best efforts of his surgical team, Questie is sadly no longer with us and will be remembered as a fierce cross country competitor who campaigned at the upper levels with Heather for several years.
Heather posted on her Facebook page earlier today that “Questie” was in surgery after fracturing his elbow and dislocating his foreleg. “He is the most courageous fellow as he made it through the night, loaded onto the trailer this morning like a champ, and is fighting to stay alive,” Heather wrote. “He is STILL looking for MINTS! So far the surgery is going well. His days of going cross country will be over but his days of being loved by his new mom will hopefully be many.”
Our Questionnaire completed eight three-star competitions and started at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day event twice in 2011 and 2013. His FEI career highlights include a top-10 finish in the CCI3* at Jersey Fresh in 2010 and a sixth place finish in the CIC3* at Rebecca Farm in 2011.
Most recently, the 20-year-old Thoroughbred gelding competed at the Novice level with his owner Carrie Landry, picking up a third place finish at the Nutrena American Eventing Championships in 2014.
We’re extending our condolences to Heather, Carrie and all others who were impacted by another special horse gone too soon. Rest in peace, Questie.