Le Samurai Euthanized After Rolex Injury


The following is a statement released by Le Samurai’s owners, Jerome and Rebecca Broussard:

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Le Samurai has been humanely euthanized. From the outset we have been determined to give this magnificent horse the best veterinary treatment available, but only so long as the continuation of that treatment remained consistent with Sparky’s best interests. Regrettably, the veterinarians treating him have advised us that a successful outcome is not possible.

Sparky will be greatly missed by our family, Amy Tryon and everyone who knew and loved him. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hunt and the veterinary staff at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for their tireless dedication to Sparky’s well-being. We also wish to thank the eventing community around the country for all the kindness and good wishes that have been extended to us and to Sparky.

More News About This Story:

FEI Statement on Amy Tryon and Le Samurai

USEF Statement on the Injury to Le Samurai

Statement From Amy Tryon

Team Tryon Website

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One hour of highlights from the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will be broadcast from 5-6 p.m. EST Sunday on NBC Sports.


  1. I saw this Event on TV and I saw that last fence that Le Samurai hurt his leg on. And she should have gotten off him right there instead of pusing him the 200-250 feet to the finish line. This whole thing could have been avoided.


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