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Event rider killed at Fontainebleau in France

The sport of eventing has suffered another fatal accident. The tragedy occurred at a national competition at Fontainebleau last Sunday.

French rider Amelie Cohen, 30, fell from her horse at the seventh fence on the cross-country course, which had a height limit of 3ft 7.5in.

A spokesman for the Federation Francaise d’Equitation, told H&H Mademoiselle Cohen had died in a rotational fall.

She said: “The fence in question was not difficult, but the horse somersaulted and landed on top of Amelie. It was one of those very tragic accidents.”

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