Fundraising efforts for dressage rider critically injured rescuing horses in Australia

Credit : Janina Kletke German Dressage

Thursday 14 March - 17h11 | GrandPrix

Fundraising efforts for dressage rider critically injured rescuing horses in Australia

Fundraising has begun for German-born, Australian-based dressage rider and coach Janina Kletke, who was placed in an induced coma after suffering a head injury on March 4 while helping a nearby resident’s horses escape from a burnt out property in the state of Victoria in Australia, which has been hit by bushfires.

More details were posted on March 12 on Facebook:
"In the early hours of Monday March 4th Janina Kletke responded to a phone call asking if she could rescue 4 horses with her truck from a near burnt out property in Garfield North. After being escorted to the property by a CFA crew, Janina was involved in an accident whilst loading the 4th horse. As a result she sustained a head injury and has been kept in the ICU in an induced coma fighting for her life. As a German Bereiter, Janina has bought a wealth of knowledge and invaluable expertise to Australian dressage. Having people like Janina here in Australia is so important for the longevity of our sport. This is our chance to give her our support and thanks back when she needs it the most.

As such a respected horse woman in our community, we really need to call on you to aid in her long road ahead. This is to ensure she has accessibility to the best medical care and also to keep her farm running, as the welfare of her animals would be paramount to Janina.

Please respect the privacy of her family who are so thankful for all your love, support, prayers and positive thoughts."

"She's got the most amazing intuition for humans and animals… She has a sixth sense to communicate with horses," her friend, Shaun Dillon told local news outlets.

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