Event rider Georgie Strang – who broke both wrists last month – says she plans to be back competing before the end of the season.

The 24-year-old Kent-based rider has been out of action since the fall, which happened while she was cross-country schooling on 14 August.

“Everything is healing well, so I plan to get out competing at the beginning of October,” she told H&H.

“This is the longest I have ever gone without riding and it is so frustrating, but I am doing everything I can to make my recovery as speedy as possible,” she added.

Georgie has now been selected for Le Lion seven-year-old World Horse Championships on Cooley Business Time, owned by Jenny Newton. This will be her main aim and motivation when her casts come off.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (6 September 2012)