We’ve seen some pretty exciting rides from event riders who have lost a stirrup on course, but this ride by steeplechase jockey Hugh Morgan, is pretty incredible. After his stirrup leather broke after the first fence, he dropped the second stirrup, then continued on for three miles and 16 more fences. Watch the video below to see what happened.
“Just after the first fence my right iron snapped, so I kicked my left foot out of the stirrup and decided to keep going and see how we got on,” Hugh said in his post-race Racing TV interview. “I thought my horse was an experienced handicapper so he would know his way around, so I was happy to hack away with him and take our time.”hugh Morgan