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Ride judge breaks both wrists at Royal Welsh

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The respected showing judge and producer Bridget Millington is recovering after breaking both wrists while judging at the Royal Welsh (23-26 July).

Miss Millington was ride judging the heavyweight hunters on the first morning of the show (23 July) when the accident happened.

Lynn Russell, who saw the accident, told H&H: “The stirrup leather came off the saddle and she came off and put her hands out.

“I spoke to her afterwards and she was quite bright and jolly and we had a bit of a banter – at that point I hadn’t realised how serious it was.”

John Poole stepped in to ride the heavyweight hunters.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (3 August 2012)

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk