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Rider dies in hospital following incident on road

A rider who was involved in an incident on the road at the weekend has died in hospital from her injuries.

The rider was taken to hospital following the incident at Gangers Hill, Woldingham, Surrey, on Saturday (4 April) at about 4.30pm. The horse was put down at the scene by a vet.

In an updated statement today (9 April) a police spokesman told H&H as the investigation is ongoing, the force cannot confirm whether or not a vehicle was involved in the incident, but said the force wants to make it clear the incident is not being treated as a collision or failure to stop.

Surrey Police and South East Cost Ambulance Service attended the scene and the rider was taken to St George’s Hospital.

“Unfortunately, she died in hospital on 6 April, as a result of the injuries she sustained,” said a police spokesman. “Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this time.

“The horse sadly had to be put down at the scene following the incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen what happened or who has any other information, including any dashcam footage, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number P20075656.”

In this week’s Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday, 9 April, don’t miss our “Training special” including features on a versatile approach to coaching riders, eventer Gemma Tattersall on perfecting your showjumping warm-up and more. Plus, read about how to have a winning mindset during these tough times, and check out our “Lost Grand National special” – we take a look back at the great races that did’t go to plan, talk to Dorset trainer Robert Walford and more. We also visit top dressage rider Laura Tomlinson at her new set-up and in this week’s “Vet clinic” we explore rectal palpation. In our hunting content, H&H’s photographers share their favourite snaps from the season.

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