Lucinda Fredericks in hospital after rotational cross-country fall

  • Lucinda Fredericks is in Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, following a rotational fall from Rovello II in the open novice at Tweseldown last Friday (8 March).

    The Australian rider, 45, has broken four ribs on her left side and her collarbone.

    Lucinda will be assessed by specialists today to decide whether she requires surgery on her collarbone. She is expecting to remain in hospital until Thursday.

    Her marketing and communications officer Emma Charlton said: “She is in quite a bit of pain at the present time, but feels incredibly lucky. She is extremely grateful for all the good wishes and support from friends, owners, staff and fans, and is comforted to know that so many people care.”

    Her daughter, Ellie (pictured), visited her yesterday to celebrate Mother’s Day.

    Lucinda’s senior groom, Emily Young-Jamieson, will continue to work the horses in their normal routine under Lucinda’s guidance while she recovers.

    Rovello was unhurt in the incident. The pair finished second at Houghton CCI* last season.

    Emma encouraged fans to send messages on facebook or twitter: www.facebook.com/LucindaFredericksTF or www.twitter.com/LucindaFred

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