Young eventer Emily King recovering from a broken pelvis

  • Young Devon-based eventer Emily King is recovering from a fall in which she broke her pelvis.

    The 14-year-old, who is the daughter of Mary King, was schooling on 5 April when six-year-old Every’s King spooked then reared.

    “Next think I remember was being in the air ambulance,” Emily told H&H.

    Initially doctors thought Emily was just badly bruised and Mary says she “hobbled around the house for two weeks”.

    But a further week of investigations, including an MRI scan showed buckle fractures to her pelvis, a coccyx fracture and a trapped nerve.

    “I’m not sure when I will be able to ride again at the moment. I’ve got a check-up in two weeks and then another in three,” said Emily.

    “It’s quite annoying as I’ve a lovely new horse — Mr HiHo — and I’d wanted to get out there with him. But both horses have had to be turned out for a little holiday.”

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