Seventeen-year-old eventer, Chloe Briffa, who suffered a severe fall at Mattingley Horse Trials (31 July), returned to school part-time on Thursday.

Chloe, from Horsham, West Sussex, was put into a medically induced coma by doctors at Southampton hospital to allow swelling on her brain to subside.

The teenager fell from her horse Paddington Bear IX in the showjumping phase of a BE80T class.

She awoke from the coma on 9 August.

Her father Mark told H&H: “Chloe is progressing well. She left hospital three weeks ago and was able to return to school part-time last week.”

He said Chloe has been told she cannot ride for six months and must not compete for a year.