Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - After the sudden death of a horse in the rifle parade in Düsseldorf, the rifle club spontaneously decided not to use horses at the celebrations this year. The shooters will therefore walk in the parade and parade on Sunday, as the colonel of the St. Sebastianus shooters, Ernst-Toni Kreuels, said at the request of the dpa.
The horse, which came from a riding stable in Ratingen, suddenly collapsed on Saturday on Königsallee. It died on the spot. The cause of death is still being investigated by veterinarians. The horse should not have shown any abnormalities beforehand. It suddenly trembled briefly and then collapsed, they said. The rider could still jump off.