Aug 15

Olympic dressage horse owner John Byrialsen has been accused of neglect after raids on 2 of his properties in Poland and Denmark.

A video on YouTube, sent anonymously to leading dressage websites, shows a series of neglected horses ā€” some of which are too weak to stand ā€” on the farm that Byrialsen reportedly rents in Posadowo, Poland.

Byrialsen is a part-owner of Calecto V (pictured) ā€” a stallion that was competed by Tina Konyot at both the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2012 Olympics for the United States. Calecto V is still competed by Tina internationally.

He also owns Calecto Vā€™s sire Comeback II.

written by nikki phelan