The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event had two deaths during cross country on Saturday, May 14.
Rider Philippa Humphreys of Great Britain died after she and her horse, Rich N Famous, experience a rotational fall during the CCI3*. According to reports, her horse was uninjured.
During the CCI2*, Skyler Decker’s horse, 8-year-old gelding Inoui Van Bost, suffered a fatal injury after a fall on course.
Event organizers made the following statement Saturday on the Jersey Fresh website:

It is with deep regret that we announce that rider #52, Philippa Humphreys, 33, suffered fatal injuries in a fall at fence 16, the table, on the cross-country course of the CCI3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Humphreys, a British citizen living in Rockford, Michigan, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in nearby Hamilton, NJ, where she was pronounced dead by the attending physician. Her horse, Rich N Famous, was uninjured.

“All of us connected with the Jersey Fresh International are deeply saddened by today’s tragic news and we extend our condolences to Philippa’s husband, Peter, and to her entire family,” said Dan Wunderlich, chairman of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.

We are also advising that, unfortunately, horse #8, Inoui Van Bost, ridden in the CCI2* by Skylar (sic) Decker, was seriously injured in a fall at Fence 19. The horse was transported to New Jersey Equine Clinic in Millstone where it was humanely euthanized.

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