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Showjumper Ben Maher “fine” after kick to the head

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Olympic gold medal winning showjumper Ben Maher is recovering after being kicked in the head yesterday (Monday 12 November)

Ben was leading in a horse at his yard in Essex when it slipped and fell on him.

“I’m absolutely fine,” he told H&H. “I was kicked in the head, but because of the position of the injury it had to be glued rather than stitched.

“The horse pulled me over and squashed my leg, and as it was scrambling to get up caught me on the top of my head with its hoof.

“It was a freak accident — I didn’t ride today but will be back to compete at Stuttgart (German Masters 16-20 November). My leg’s a bit sore but I’ll be fine. It might be a bit uncomfortable wearing a hat though.”

Ben was treated at Harlow hospital.

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk