Harry Meade is recovering in hospital after a rotational fall in the advanced section at Wellington Horse Trials yesterday (Monday 26 August).
A tweet from his account last night confirmed that he had injured both of his elbows in the fall at the Hampshire event.
The tweet read: “Harry had a rotational fall in the Adv[anced] at Wellington today and has broken and dislocated both elbows. He is good hands at Basingstoke hosp[ital].”
A further tweet said: “Harry’s just come round from first of a number of operations. Thankfully no head injuries. Big thanks to everyone for their v[ery] kind messages.”
Harry was riding Shannondale Santiago, who won an open intermediate section at Bicton Arena last week (17 August). This was the gelding’s first advanced.
Harry’s fall comes just over a week after 26-year-old Tom Gadsby was fatally injured in a rotational fall on the cross-country course at Somerford Park Horse Trials (Sunday 18 August).
Laura Collett also suffered serious crush injuries — including lung and liver damage — in a rotational fall at Tweseldown last month (8 July). She made a winning return to eventing at Wellington this weekend taking an open intermediate section on Noble Bestman.