Car collides with rider at Hartpury Horse Trials
A woman has been injured after falling from a horse at the Hartpury Horse Trials today.
The woman, who is in her 20s, was airlifted to hospital following the fall at the popular riding event.
It is understood the rider had been taking part in the early stages of the cross country event.
A spokeswoman for South West Ambulance Service said: "The Wiltshire Air Ambulance division was called at 8.36am today following reports a woman at the equine school in Hartpury had been injured.
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"She was taken to Frenchay Hospital."
The extent of the woman's injuries are not yet known.
The Hartpury International Horse Trials is a four-day event held at Hartpury College, just north of Gloucester.
In a separate incident, it is understood a rider at the event may have collided with an official vehicle and bosses have launched an investigation.
Russell Marchant, Hartpury College Principal and President of the Organising Committee for the Hartpury Horse Trials said: “We can confirm there was an incident involving a competitor and an official’s vehicle on the CCI ** cross country course this afternoon.
"There will be a full investigation into this incident and we are doing everything we can to provide support to those involved.”