Jonty Evans Regains Consciousness and ‘Interacting Positively’

Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift after jumping a clear show jumping round at Badminton 2017. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The latest update released on Jonty Evans reports the good news that he has regained consciousness and is interacting “positively with the medical team and his family.” He suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall at Tattersalls International Horse Trials on June 3.

Jonty has now started physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions at Connolly Hospital in Ireland and will need “to remain in a quiet and calm environment for a significant period of time.”

Read on for the full update:

We are pleased to report that over the past 10 days Jonty’s condition has continued to slowly improve.  Jonty has now regained consciousness and is beginning to interact positively with the medical team and his family.

Jonty is having physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions, which will continue for the foreseeable future as he regains strength and his head injury continues to improve. Due to the need for Jonty to remain in a quiet and calm environment for a significant period of time, and to continue his recovery as privately as possible, the medical team have advised the family to keep visitors strictly to a minimum.

The family deeply appreciate all the actions, support and kind words that Jonty has received over the past weeks from the  ‘Eventing Community’ – they have found this a great source of strength.

If you wish to make a donation, the family’s chosen charity is the David Foster Injured Riders Fund.

Jonty’s family thank everybody for their kind thoughts, continued support and best wishes.

Please respect the hospital request that no calls regarding an update should be made directly to the Connolly Hospital.  It is not expected that a further update will be provided during the next few weeks, unless there is a significant change in Jonty’s condition.

If you haven’t yet ordered a #WearGreenForJonty wristband, the good people at are shipping orders to North America. You can also buy polo shirts, stickers, dog bandanas and belts. All proceeds go to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund.

You can also support Jonty’s recovery by entering Majyk Equipe’s #WearGreenForJonty giveaway. To enter to win this special green-themed prize pack, all you need to do is make a donation to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. EN has raised more than €500 so far in support of Jonty’s recovery. Click here for details.

Go Jonty!