Brigstock Horse Trials rider airlifted to hospital

The show jumping event at Brigstock Horse Trials
The show jumping event at Brigstock Horse Trials
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A woman was airlifted to hospital after falling from a horse during the Brigstock Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle.

The woman in her 20s suffered chest and abdomen injuries in the accident at the three-day event held near Corby.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance was called out at about 12.35pm on Sunday (May 19).

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “Once on scene, air ambulance paramedics administered medication to the patient to help reduce internal bleeding, as well as giving pain relief and immobilising her.

“She was then flown to the major trauma centre at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance attends about 90 horse riding incidents a year.

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