Top British event rider William Fox-Pitt has been taken to hospital after falling on the cross-country course at Le Lion d ‘Angers, France.

William was riding Reinstated in the seven-year-old CCI** class at the FEI/WBFSH world championships for young eventing horses. The horse was not injured in the incident at fence 20, an owl hole. The course was held for more than an hour while William received medical assistance before being transferred to Angers hospital.

William had already completed the course successfully on his first ride, The Soapdodger, who is currently in fifth place on the leaderboard. Michael Jung heads the competition after cross-country on Lennox 364.

The official Fox-Pitt Eventing Facebook page has confirmed that William has suffered ‘a head trauma’ but that his current condition is stable and he will continue to be monitored over night. We will bring you more news as it becomes available.

  • Zita Gergely

    I hope he gets better soon!

  • Sarah McFarling

    I really hope that William fox pit is going to ok such an inspirational man in every way round horses