CH The Attache Orchid show horse from Evansville dies moments after win in Kansas City

17-year-old rider was not injured

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.

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