A verdict of accidental death has been recorded on Jo-Anne Williams. Jo-Anne, 34, died after a fall in a British Eventing competition at Upper Sapey, near Worcester, on 18 April 2007.

Jo-Anne was an experienced rider and was competing in April last year when her horse, Shannandoah, clipped a fence. She was airlifted to Birmingham’s Selly Oak Hospital but died of severe head injuries.

Deputy coroner for Herefordshire Mark Bricknell recorded the verdict on 13 August.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (21 August, ’08)