Cattistock field master critically ill after fall on road

Cattistock field master Fiona Vigar remains critically ill following a hunting fall on 24 January.

Mrs Vigar, 43, was leading joint-master and huntsman Will Bryer’s horse along a road in Loders, Dorset, when her horse slipped. She fell, hitting her head on the newly tarmacked road.

Surgeons at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, operated to remove a blood clot and she is being kept in a medically-induced coma.

Will Bryer said he hoped that Fiona — a former joint-master — would “muster that incredibly strong character that we all know and love to pull herself back to us”. She is, he added, “a mainstay of the hunt”.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (7 February 2013)