Horse Racing, Rawalpindi
Horse rider Usman Khan’s Olympics dream shattered as he loses Kasheer
Usman Khan got acutely injured while his horse Kasheer died in a deadly incident at the FEI Naracoorte Horse Trials CIC-4* OlympicsGames Qualifiers in Australia.
Melbourne-based Pakistani horse rider Usman Khan lost his equine partner Kasheer, which shattered his Olympics dream.
A self-made athlete, Usman Khan got acutely injured while his horse Kasheer died in a deadly incident at the FEI Naracoorte Horse Trials CIC-4* Olympics Games Qualifiers in Australia.
“We announce with a heavy heart the sad passing of Pakistan’s steed ‘Kasheer’. We are devastated. Vale Kasheer, Rest in Peace!” Usman’s team told APP.
The combination of Usman and Kasheer did an fantastic dressage test, which put them in third place, which was followed by a well-ridden showjumping round with only one rail. This placed the Pakistan combination in the second place before going into cross-country.
This was Pakistan’s highest rank position after two phases at an Olympic qualifier in 73 years.
Usman Khan has been based in Australia for 15 years and during this period his aim has been to qualify in eventing for an Olympic Games.
Equestrian Usman recently set a national record at CIC 4 star dressage at the Sydney International Three Day Event.