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Point-to-point rider wounded serving in Afghanistan

Keen point-to-point rider and military serviceman Guy Disney has been flown home after being injured in an Afghanistan.

Twenty-seven-year-old Guy was flown home on Monday. He has lost the lower part of his right leg after his vehicle came under fire from the Taliban in Helmand Province. A colleague of Guy’s died in the attack.

Guy is a lieutenant with the Light Dragoons and left in April for his first tour. He has ridden in the last two Royal Artillery Cups at Sandown and is a keen rider in races under rules for military servicemen.

He also rides out regularly for trainer Kim Bailey in Gloucestershire.

Kim Bailey’s blog read: “Our thoughts go out to Guy Disney who was flown home from Afghanistan after being injured while serving with the Light Dragoons.

“Guy rode Constantius for us in last year’s Royal Artillery Gold Cup and Sir Brastias in this year’s. He faces a tough few months but he is a strong chap and very determined. All Guy now wants to do is get back on a horse, which he will.”

Guy, who is the son of Dr John Disney a former senior racecourse medical officer at Cheltenham, is currently recovering in hospital in Birmingham.

He is expected to remain in hospital for a month before moving to a military rehabilitation centre.

Guy’s mother, Fiona, is organising a fund-raising evening for Help For Heroes on 9 August at Barton near Guiting Power.

• Anyone who would like to donate should contact: Mrs Fiona Disney H4H, c/o Mrs V.S.A. Dunn, Cobweb Cottage, Bould, Nr Idbury, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 6RT.

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