Winter was; I don't know about McDonald.BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Terrible news, for both riders and the five horses lost.
I see that the riders died as a result of rotational falls, something that happens all too often in eventing. I thought that those inflatable vests (they work like a car airbag) were supposed to protect riders from serious falls, even rotational ones. But I can't tell from looking at Winter's photo if he was wearing one, and there was not of pic of McDonald out on the cross-country course.
If either...or both...of those riders were NOT wearing the vest, shame on the organizers of the events.
Sad news in any case.