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 — some of which are too weak to stand — on the farm that Byrialsen reportedly rents in Posadowo, Poland.

Byrialsen is a part-owner of Calecto V (pictured) — 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 V’s sire Comeback II.

written by nikki phelan

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