Jonty Evans Update

      Jonty Evans following his 3* win at Belton International


23rd August Update

“I am humbled by all the support I have received and all the help I have been given by the staff at the Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals. I would especially like to mention Ciaran and Emily Glynn at Killossery, and my family Maggie Evans, Arthur Griffiths and Hannah Evans for their support. I am by no means out of the woods, but intend to keep trying”

An update from Jonty Evans and his family advises that Jonty is back home in the UK and making steady progress

"We are very pleased to say that during the past four weeks Jonty has made good progress as he recovers from his head injury. He continued to receive physiotherapy and rehabilitation support from the medical teams at the Connolly Hospital, Dublin who were delighted at his rate of progress. Jonty was passed fit to make the journey to the UK and on Monday he moved to continue his rehabilitation at a specialist neuro unit that is best suited to his needs at this time.

The medical team continue to advise that Jonty remain in a quiet and calm environment, and to keep visitors strictly to a minimum. His recovery will take a significant period of time but the long term outlook is encouraging.

Jonty and his family are extremely grateful for all the medical treatment and care he has received from all the wonderful Staff at the Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals, the support from the David Foster Injured Riders Fund, as well as the continued best wishes from all his friends, colleagues and supporters"


20th July Update

We are pleased to report that over the past 10 days Jonty’s condition has continued to slowly improve.  Jonty has now regained consciousness and is beginning to interact positively with the medical team and his family.

Jonty is having physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions, which will continue for the foreseeable future as he regains strength and his head injury continues to improve. Due to the need for Jonty to remain in a quiet and calm environment for a significant period of time, and to continue his recovery as privately as possible, the medical team have advised the family to keep visitors strictly to a minimum.

The family deeply appreciate all the actions, support and kind words that Jonty has received over the past weeks from the  ‘Eventing Community’ – they have found this a great source of strength.

 If you wish to make a donation, the family’s chosen charity is the David Foster Injured Riders Fund

Jonty’s family thank everybody for their kind thoughts, continued support and best wishes.

Please respect the hospital request that no calls regarding an update should be made directly to the Connolly Hospital.  It is not expected that a further update will be provided during the next few weeks, unless there is a significant change in Jonty’s condition.


11th July Update

Jonty remains in a very serious but stable condition and has recently shown some early signs of progress in regaining consciousness. However, he remains very seriously ill having suffered a significant brain injury in his fall and any recovery will take an indefinite period of time.
Jonty continues to receive expert medical treatment and rehabilitation from the staff at the Connolly Hospital. We are especially grateful to the nursing teams for all their wonderful care and treatment. We are also, very grateful for the support Jonty has received from the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. The family has requested that rather than send flowers or cards, donations to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund would be welcomed.
Jonty’s family thank everybody for their kind thoughts, continued support and best wishes
20th June Update

Horse Sport Ireland has issued another update on 20th June on the condition of the popular Irish eventing rider Jonty Evans

“Jonty remains in a stable but serious condition in hospital. Jonty has now been moved from intensive care at the Beaumont Hospital to a high dependency ward in the Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, West Dublin.

Unfortunately, there is no change to report in his condition from the most recent update. Jonty remains unconscious, with a very serious head injury.  The family deeply appreciate all the care for Jonty from the Beaumont Hospital staff and the support and messages from all his family and friends.

Further updates will be issued if there is a change in Jonty’s condition”

Jonty has been hospitalised since his fall from Cooley Rorkes Drift at Tattersalls where they were competing in the CIC3* on 3rd June. He was taken to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown then transferred to the neuro intensive care unit at Beaumont Hospital

A previous update on Monday 11th June confirmed that tests had shown that Jonty had suffered a serious brain injury and that it ‘may take him many months to recover’ emphasising that ‘every case has to be treated individually and people’s recovery rates vary case by case’