Organisers of the Liverpool International Horse Show announce with a sense of deep regret and profound sadness that the 13-year-old bay gelding Antello Z has been put to sleep.

Antello Z, ridden by Ireland’s Cameron Hanley, hesitated before taking off at a fence in Friday’s 1.45m two-phase international class at Liverpool Echo Arena, and then stumbled on landing.

The horse received expert on-site veterinary assessment and care.

The rider was uninjured.

Nina Barbour, president of the Liverpool International Horse Show, said: “We offer our heartfelt and sincere condolences to Cameron, his support team, the Hanley family and all connections of a truly wonderful horse.”

Source: Debra Hargrave/Liverpool International Horse Show