A second famous eventer’s daughter is on the injury list as Lissa Green, daughter of Lucinda, suffered a crunching fall while competing at Sapey on Wednesday (20 August) which has left her hospitalised with a broken jaw and collarbone, and cracked ribs.
Lissa’s fall comes just four days after Emily King’s dramatic tumble at the Junior European Championships at Bishop Burton, where she fell at an elephant trap with Brookleigh and sustained serious bruising.
Lissa was on a new ride, Malin Head Clover (Ali), a 12-year-old gelding that had jumped clear around Bramham CCI3* earlier this year with his previous rider Tom How. She was competing in the open novice.
She posted the following on Facebook, along with a “thumbs-up” picture: “I was having such fun riding Ali round our first competition together. He was going so well, coming back well for all the combinations and jumping really smoothly. Unfortunately, as can always happen in this sport, we had a fall at an extremely simple fence. The sun was glistening off it making it difficult for me to read – and he would have almost certainly had the same problem.
“He is 100% fine, which is all that matters… and I can’t wait to ride him again… [But] I might have to wait a little while as I have broken my lower jaw and the two parts have split. I have also broken my collarbone in two places… and I have a few cracked ribs.”
She is due to undergo an operation today and tweeted earlier this morning: “Thank you so much to everyone for [your] kind words. Am doing really well and can’t wait to get riding again. Will keep you updated on the op.”