Event rider Jolyse Clancey and her mother Alyse both needed medical attention at Chatsworth Horse Trials yesterday when the 22-year-old rider fell in the showjumping phase of the advanced class.
Jolyse was tackling a treble on her 8-year-old mare On A Star when her saddle slipped and Jolyse took a crashing fall, taking the bridle with her.
Eye witness John White told H&H: “The saddle had turned completely under the horse’s stomach and the horse was careering around bucking and kicking to try to get rid of it.
“A woman [Alyse Clancey] ran forward to try to catch the mare and was knocked flying. It jumped out of the ring and I had to leap out of the way.”
The horse carried on into the crowd and knocked into another two spectators before being caught, unhurt.
Chatsworth director Tissie Reason said Mrs Clancey and her daughter were both treated by paramedics.
She said Mrs Clancey had been kicked in the face by the horse and Jolyse had injured her pelvis.
She added that more will be known about their injuries later today.