Beatriz Ferrer-Salat’s Sir Radjah Dies In Colic Surgery After Geneva CDI4* Competition
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Dec. 11, 2016
Sir Radjah, the 11-year-old Westfalen gelding competed by Beatriz Ferrer-Salat of Spain, died during colic surgery in Lyon, France after competing in the Geneva CHI CDI4*.
Beatriz confirmed the death of Sir Radjah (Sir Donnerhall x Radjah Z) and described the horse on which she is ranked No. 80 in the world “as my great joy.”
Sir Radjah had been competed in the CDI4* in the return of dressage to the Geneva show that staged the International Jumping Riders Club Top 10.
Beatriz and Sir Radjah placed second on 73.220 per cent in the Grand Prix and third on a score of 75.725 per cent in the Freestyle that the rider described as “another spectacular and expressive” performance.
Sir Radjah was being driven to Barcelona but when he began suffering colic he was taken to an emergency clinic in Lyon, France for treatment. The horse underwent four hours of surgery but did not wake up despite efforts over another five hours to resuscitate him.
The horse was competed by Beatriz at Small Tour throughout 2013 and moved up to Big Tour in 2014, logging five victories in 35 starts.
Sir Radjah was among the stable of mounts for the Spanish five-time Olympian that included 2002 World Games bronze medal and Freestyle bronze at the European Championships at Aachen, Germany in 2015.