Oliver Towned was airlifted from Rolex Saturday afternoon after falling from Ashdale Cruise Master at the Hollow (#20 and #21AB) on the Rolex Cross-Country course.
Ashdale Cruise Master caught his legs while jumping the rail at #20 but the horse continued over the fence and rotated onto Oliver.
Event officials quickly erected the tarp shielding. Within 10 minutes Oliver was placed on a board and transported by helicopter, reportedly to the UK medical center.
Ashdale Cruise Master was walking after the fall, and I heard that Ashdale Cruise Master is fine but the horse received a trailer ride back to the barns.
Kristi Nunnink and R-Star, and Tara Ziegler and Buckingham Place had falls at that jump, but without the horse landing on the rider. Both of those combinations appeared to be ok.
Sara Lieser and I were live blogging the Cross-Country as the fall happened, and Eventing Nation will have all the information on Oliver’s status as it develops. Also check out the Chronicle’s Rolex page for information as the situation develops.
Oliver is in Eventing Nation’s thoughts and prayers.