Debby Winkler (née Malloy), wife of German jumping legend Hans Günter Winkler, has died (21 February) at the age of 51, following a riding accident.
She suffered severe injuries in a fall during a training session on 18 February and died in the University Clinic in Münster.
American-born Debby married five-times Olympic champion Hans Günter in 1994, having trained with him in Warendorf since 1986. She was a successful showjumper herself, being placed at grand prix with Sakrus HG.
This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (3 March, 2011)