May 4 Statement from the Broussard Family, Owners of Le Samurai
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.
Jerome and Rebecca Broussard
Read Nancy Jaffer’s 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event coverage and visit The Jurga Report for more on Le Samurai’s devastating injury.