Young four star horse belonging to Caroline Powell put down
A sudden mysterious illness has led to Caroline Powell’s promising four-star horse Mrs Tilly having to be put down.
The 11-year-old had been out hacking on Friday, and when Caroline had returned from winning the advanced at Burgham on the Saturday (24 March) with Onwards And Upwards, Mrs Tilly had fallen ill.
A statement from the vets on nzequestrian.org.nz said: “From the first report of very mild signs of disease on Friday, her medical condition deteriorated rapidly through Saturday afternoon and evening in spite of prompt, intensive veterinary care.
“By lunchtime on Sunday, with her condition continuing to deteriorate, the difficult decision was made to put her to sleep.”