Injured event rider Rosie Chinery to go home from hospital

  • Injured event rider and point-to-pointer Rosie Chinery is expected to be allowed home from hospital over the Easter weekend.

    “It may just be for one day, but her parents are negotiating,” Rosie’s maternal grandmother Teresa Skilton told H&H.

    Rosie is now in the Lewin Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

    Teresa said: “I went to see her yesterday [Monday] and I watched her physio session. They had her lying flat on a bed, from where she was able to sit up by herself and swing her legs round over the edge of the bed — very slowly of course — and they also walked her all the way round the room with lots of support.

    “She is much steadier sitting up every day, but her right side is still weaker than her left side. Afterwards, we went and sat outside in the patio area and she had a chocolate milk shake. I have instructions to take more profiteroles next time I go!”

    In her latest update on the H&H forum, Teresa — who posts as Rosiefan — said that Rosie had been watching the racing from Aintree last weekend.

    “She gave us a running commentary on the Aintree foxhunters as she was the only one who could hear (or see) the race properly on the TV above her bed. Told us the champion jockey didn’t do well and she would have beaten him.”

    Rosie, 18, broke her neck when a horse died underneath her while she was riding work on the Newmarket gallops on 11 March.

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