Jurta M Collapses, Dies On Cross Country at Baborówko Horse Sale Show

Jerzy Krukowski and Jurta M. Photo by M&R Photo.

We are saddened to report that Jurta M, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred mare owned by Stadnina Koni Moszna, died yesterday at Baborówko Horse Sale Show in Poland. Jurta suffered cardiac failure and collapsed between fences while on the CIC2* cross country course. She was immediately tended to by veterinarians but sadly could not be saved and was humanely euthanized. Her rider, Jerzy Krukowski, was uninjured.

Jurta (Montbard X Judema, Demon Club) and Jerzy have competed at the international level since 2014 and have completed seven CIC2* competitions together. Please join us in extending our sincerest condolences to Stadnina, Jerzy and all of Jurta’s connections.

The USEA’s Equine Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research Study continues to examine how efficiently a horse’s cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function when galloping and jumping across country and to seek answers surrounding cardiac and pulmonary failure. Learn more about this mission here.

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