An inquest into the death of Jane Jones, the first ever human fatality in an endurance event, returned a verdict of accidental death.

The inquest, which took place on 10 August, confirmed that Mrs Jones suffered severe internal bleeding and multiple rib fractures after a fall. The accident happened when Mrs Jones fell from her 12-year-old former racehorse when he bolted at an Endurance GB event at Margam Park in Wales last April (news, 27 April 2006).

Mrs Jones landed on a log, exacerbating her injuries. Dense forest around the scene of the accident prevented the air ambulance from landing. It took 1hr for the off-road vehicle to take her over rough terrain to event control to meet the ambulance.

Mrs Jones was flown to Marriston Hospital, Swansea, where she died.