KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A show horse from Indiana collapsed and died moments after winning a competition in Kansas City on Thursday.
American Royal officials said the horse, CH The Attache Orchid, collapsed and died after taking a victory lap for winning the Three-Gaited Pony Class.
The competition's horse show veterinarian, Kerby Weaver, said the horse suffered a ruptured aorta.
Royal officials said the mare, which was about 16 years old, belonged to Steven Chancellor of Evansville. It had been shown Thursday by his 17-year-old daughter, Hunter. She was not hurt.
The horse's remains will be transported to Indiana for burial on the family's farm.
The horse was a seven-time winner at the American Royal-United Professional Horsemen's Association National Championship show in Kansas City.