The Manx Man Euthanized After Cross Country Fall at Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T.

Avery Lewis and The Manx Man. Photo by Sarah Edwards.

We are heartbroken to report that Avery LewisThe Manx Man has been euthanized following a rotational fall at Pine Top Farm’s Thanksgiving H.T. Avery and “Toby” were competing in the Preliminary/Training division at the Thomson, Georgia venue when they both fell at fence 8, a log hogs back, on cross country.

Avery was transported to the hospital and was released without injury. Toby was transported to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he was humanely euthanized due to injuries sustained in the fall. 

Avery and the 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Rock City x Queen’s Habbit) began competing together in 2016 before earning winning results at both Novice and Training level. Most recently they enjoyed a 19th place finish at the USEA American Eventing Championships.

The entire team at Eventing Nation sends our condolences to Avery and all who loved Toby.

[Equine Fatality in the Pine Top Thanksgiving Horse Trials Training Rider Division]