The family of eventer Polly Williamson – who remains in an induced coma, following a fall – have thanked well-wishers for their messages of support.

Polly, 41, suffered a serious head injury and broke three veterbrae in an accident at her yard in Wiltshire on 8 December.

The details of the accident remain sketchy, but it is thought that Polly’s horse may have spooked and fallen on her during the very high winds earlier this month.

Mrs Williamson’s sister, Tory Jowett, told H&H:

“Polly’s condition remains serious but stable. She has yet to regain consciousness.

“We would like to thank the overwhelming number of well-wishers for their kind messages.”

Polly, ne © Lyon, won six European gold medals when she was in junior and young rider teams, taking individual and team gold in 1987 (junior), 1988 and 1990 (young rider).

She is married, with two young sons.