A verdict of accidental death was recorded on 22 August at an inquiry into the death of a 27-year-old woman.

Her horse fell and landed on top of her while hunting with the Essex Farmers and Union.

Tracey Richer of Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, was fatally injured on 29 November 2008.

Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray, was told Miss Richer was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where she died the next day.

A post-mortem found that she died from multiple injuries.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (1 September, 2011)