Last weekend tragedy appeared in the Grand Prix of Bergisch Classics in Stuttgart. On August 18 the approved stallion, Balougraf ESC (Baloubet du Rouet) died while jumping his course.
Jumping his Grand Prix the stallion's aorta tore. "We are sad to announce the missing of our great stallion. We also like to wish a speedy recovery to rider, Martin..." stated the owner on social media.
Aboard the 13-year-old stallion, Martin Sterzenbach was in the saddle. The rider got injured and was immediately transferred to hospital.