Jonty Evans Showing ‘Early Signs of Progress in Regaining Consciousness’

Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Jonty Evans is showing “some early signs of progress in regaining consciousness” following his fall at Tattersalls on June 3, according to a new update released today by Horse Sport Ireland on behalf of his family.

The full update reads:

“Jonty remains in a very serious but stable condition and has recently shown some early signs of progress in regaining consciousness. However, he remains very seriously ill having suffered a significant brain injury in his fall and any recovery will take an indefinite period of time.

“Jonty continues to receive expert medical treatment and rehabilitation from the staff at the Connolly Hospital. We are especially grateful to the nursing teams for all their wonderful care and treatment. We are also, very grateful for the support Jonty has received from the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. The family has requested that rather than send flowers or cards, donations to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund would be welcomed. 

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

The #WearGreenForJonty movement continues strong, with a slew of riders at Great Meadow and Barbury wearing green in Jonty’s honor this past weekend. Don’t forget to wear green as you are out eventing, and please continue to join us in sending thoughts and well wishes to Jonty and his family.

[Press Release issued on behalf of Jonty Evans’ Family]