Equestrian Sports NZ - Rider has suffered fatal injury
Equestrian - Statement
New Zealand announces with great regret that a New Zealand
eventing rider has suffered a fatal injury at the Somerford
Park International Horse Trials in Cheshire, UK on Sunday 18
August 2013. Injuries were sustained during a fall on the
cross country course of the 1 star event.
A further statement will be made once next of kin have been fully informed.
Jim Ellis, ESNZ Chief Executive, states “This is a tragic day for our sport and the thoughts of everyone in the NZ equestrian community are with the rider’s family at this terrible time. ESNZ would ask that the media and those using social media do not publish further details until the rider’s family have been fully informed and a subsequent statement has been made.”