Lord Killinghurst Dies
The 21 year old four star eventer ridden by Andrew Nicholson has died of a heart attack shortly after he had been turned out into his paddock.
The horse was due to be officially retired from eventing at the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials in May along with Lucinda Fredericks mare Headley Britannia.
Lord Killinghurst who was owned by Robin and Nicky Salmon was foaled in 1991 out of sire Sulaafah and Dam Killingurst Girl VII and had a great deal of success at top level including at events such as Badminton finishing 2nd in 2004, 4th in 2005 and 5th in 2007 as well as finishing 3rd at Burghley in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and 4th in 2007 and finishing 3rd at the Festival of British Eventing in 2007 not to mention numerous advanced wins as well.
Badminton Horse Trials
The 4* Badminton Horse Trials takes place from the 3rd to the 7th of May at the Duke of Beaufort's Gloucestershire Estate at Badminton.