A showjumper has broken his back in three places after falling at a senior show at Arena UK in Grantham, Lincs.

Adam Taylor was riding D Jingo S in the British novice class on Sunday, 25 July, when the horse suffered a rotational fall, landing on Mr Taylor.

Witnesses said the horse took off early and hit the top pole of the second fence, a vertical, and flipped.

A spokesman for Arena UK confirmed Mr Taylor broke three vertebrae and was attended by onsite paramedics before being taken to Lincoln Hospital.

He reportedly still has movement in his legs and arms, but as we went to press surgeons were waiting for the swelling to subside before operating. The horse was unhurt in the fall.