Padraig McCarthy and his horse Simon Porloe suffered a heavy fall today in Rio.
McCarthy and his mount were the first of the four-person equestrian team to take part in the cross country event, but were eliminated after this nasty-looking tumble.
— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) August 8, 2016
Clare Abbott will be the next Irish rider to take-on the course, with her ride due to begin in next few minutes.
Irish cross country times tomorrow (Irish time)-
Padraig McCarthy 14.09
Clare Abbott 15.21
Jonty Evans 16.47
Mark Kyle 18.03#TwoHearts— Team IRL Equestrian (@TeamIRLEq) August 7, 2016
The squad were in fifth place after the opening dressage round.