Equestrian Hurt During WEG Opening Ceremonies

LEXINGTON, KY (LEX18/WAVE) - World renowned equestrian Eitan Beth-Halachmy is in critical condition at UK hospital.

He's known for his western dressage and was scheduled to perform at the Equine Village at the World Equestrian Games later this week.

His publicist says Beth-Halachmy slumped out of his horse last night during the Opening Ceremonies. He damaged his spleen which has been surgically removed and may have also had a heart attack.

He is originally from Israel and now lives in California.

Team USA won the Reining competition at the World Equestrian Games Sunday.  The competition started with two rounds Saturday.

Teams Belgium and Italy came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.