A rider has died after her horse was in a collision with a car on a road in Hampshire.

The 59-year-old woman from Fareham was riding her horse along a bridleway in Warsash yesterday (Tuesday 8 February), when it galloped out onto Fleet End Road.

The horse collided with a blue Vauxhall Corsa and the rider was thrown onto the road, suffering head injuries despite wearing a riding hat. She was pronounced dead at the scene at around 4.15pm.

The 53-year-old female car driver and the horse were not seriously injured.

“The horse was caught and examined by a vet. It sustained only minor injuries and was returned to the stables,” said a spokesman for Hampshire Police.

Hampshire police is looking for witnesses following the accident. Anyone with information should contact them on 01962 841534, quoting operation celesta.