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Teenage event rider killed in rotational fall

Another event rider’s life has been claimed in a rotational fall.

The latest fatality occurred at a two-star competition at the Swedish venue of Bollnas last Saturday (21 July). The rider, 19-year-old Elin Stalberg, fell three from home.

Swedish Equestrian Federation spokesman Lotta Amnestål told H&H what happened.
She said: “Elin’s horse somersaulted over the last fence in a combination. Elin was taken to hospital, but died later.”

It is understood that the obstacle in question was a corner fence of no more than 1.15m in height.

Ms Amnestål said an investigation would be carried out.

But she added: “No other riders had a problem with the fence and the ground was fine.”

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