Jessica Phoenix injured in fall at competition

Community May 11, 2015 by Scott Howard Brock Citizen

BROCK TWP. -- Olympian and 2015 Pan Am Games hopeful Jessica Phoenix remains in hospital after a serious fall at a competition in New Jersey over the weekend.

The Wilfrid equestrienne was competing at the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event aboard Exhultation, an 11-year-old thoroughbred that she owns, when the horse collided with a fence and she was thrown from the mount on Saturday (May 9).

According to published reports, Ms Phoenix underwent surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to repair damage to her liver and also suffered three broken ribs, a broken clavicle and broken sacrum in the fall.

While she is expected to make a full recovery, her hopes of competing in the Pan Am Games this summer may have been dashed.

Ms Phoenix was considered a virtual lock for Team Canada, earning a spot on the national eventing team's shortlist in December with a pair of horses -- A Little Romance and Pavarotti.

She also earned a berth of the team's longlist with four horses -- Extraordinaire, Exponential, Patras VR and Abbey GS.Ms Phoenix has been named to the national team each year since 2006 and has had a tremendous amount of success at international competitions.

In addition to winning gold in the 2011 Pan Am Games, which helped Team Canada to the silver medal, she also took part in the 2012 Olympics, despite suffering a broken collarbone in training just eight weeks prior.

She recovered in time and finished 22nd overall -- the top Canadian in the field.

Ms Phoenix also qualified for the 2008 Olympics but was forced to withdraw after her horse, Exploring, suffered an injury in training.

Jessica Phoenix injured in fall at competition

Wilfrid equestrienne remains in a New Jersey hospital after being thrown from horse

Community May 11, 2015 by Scott Howard Brock Citizen

BROCK TWP. -- Olympian and 2015 Pan Am Games hopeful Jessica Phoenix remains in hospital after a serious fall at a competition in New Jersey over the weekend.

The Wilfrid equestrienne was competing at the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event aboard Exhultation, an 11-year-old thoroughbred that she owns, when the horse collided with a fence and she was thrown from the mount on Saturday (May 9).

According to published reports, Ms Phoenix underwent surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to repair damage to her liver and also suffered three broken ribs, a broken clavicle and broken sacrum in the fall.

While she is expected to make a full recovery, her hopes of competing in the Pan Am Games this summer may have been dashed.

Ms Phoenix was considered a virtual lock for Team Canada, earning a spot on the national eventing team's shortlist in December with a pair of horses -- A Little Romance and Pavarotti.

She also earned a berth of the team's longlist with four horses -- Extraordinaire, Exponential, Patras VR and Abbey GS.Ms Phoenix has been named to the national team each year since 2006 and has had a tremendous amount of success at international competitions.

In addition to winning gold in the 2011 Pan Am Games, which helped Team Canada to the silver medal, she also took part in the 2012 Olympics, despite suffering a broken collarbone in training just eight weeks prior.

She recovered in time and finished 22nd overall -- the top Canadian in the field.

Ms Phoenix also qualified for the 2008 Olympics but was forced to withdraw after her horse, Exploring, suffered an injury in training.

Jessica Phoenix injured in fall at competition

Wilfrid equestrienne remains in a New Jersey hospital after being thrown from horse

Community May 11, 2015 by Scott Howard Brock Citizen

BROCK TWP. -- Olympian and 2015 Pan Am Games hopeful Jessica Phoenix remains in hospital after a serious fall at a competition in New Jersey over the weekend.

The Wilfrid equestrienne was competing at the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event aboard Exhultation, an 11-year-old thoroughbred that she owns, when the horse collided with a fence and she was thrown from the mount on Saturday (May 9).

According to published reports, Ms Phoenix underwent surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to repair damage to her liver and also suffered three broken ribs, a broken clavicle and broken sacrum in the fall.

While she is expected to make a full recovery, her hopes of competing in the Pan Am Games this summer may have been dashed.

Ms Phoenix was considered a virtual lock for Team Canada, earning a spot on the national eventing team's shortlist in December with a pair of horses -- A Little Romance and Pavarotti.

She also earned a berth of the team's longlist with four horses -- Extraordinaire, Exponential, Patras VR and Abbey GS.Ms Phoenix has been named to the national team each year since 2006 and has had a tremendous amount of success at international competitions.

In addition to winning gold in the 2011 Pan Am Games, which helped Team Canada to the silver medal, she also took part in the 2012 Olympics, despite suffering a broken collarbone in training just eight weeks prior.

She recovered in time and finished 22nd overall -- the top Canadian in the field.

Ms Phoenix also qualified for the 2008 Olympics but was forced to withdraw after her horse, Exploring, suffered an injury in training.