November 18, 2018–It is with great sadness that we announce that Clarinius, ridden by Francie Nilforushan, and owned by Ali Nilforushan, collapsed and died following a successful round in the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Las Vegas at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W on Saturday evening November 17, 2018. Clarinius, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding, collapsed after exiting the outgate.
“We don’t have confirmation, but cardiac failure is likely. Clarinius will go to a boarded pathologist for a post mortem,” said Dr. Emily Sandler, FEI Veterinary Delegate.
The horse had been successful with Francie in recent shows, which included a 5th place finish at the $100,000 Longines FEI Del Mar World Cup qualifier (California) last month. The pair also jumped clear in the $40,000 1.50-meter Las Vegas National Welcome Jumper Speed Classic on Nov. 15.