We are very sorry to hear that Some Like It Hot, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred mare contesting the Starter division at Winona H.T., collapsed and died while on cross country.
The USEA released the following statement:
“The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is sad to report that Some Like It Hot collapsed and died on Saturday, July 4 at the Winona Horse Trials in Hanoverton, Ohio. Some Like It Hot was a 19-year-old Thoroughbred mare of unrecorded breeding owned by Ellie Celarek.
“Tamar Lask was riding Some Like It Hot in the Starter division when the horse collapsed and died while approaching fence 9 on the cross-country course. The rider was unhurt. An investigation into Some Like It Hot’s death is ongoing and the results will be reported to the USEA’s Safety Committee as part of the USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Study.”
We share our condolences to all of Some Like It Hot’s connections.