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Five-star event rider Matthew Wright dies age 38

Five-star British event rider Matthew Wright has died at the age of 38.

His family announced the news today (15 February) “with great sadness”.

“Matthew has always been open with everyone about his own battles with mental health and has worked hard to support others through their own,” his family said in a statement.

“Please could we ask that you respect the family’s privacy and give us the opportunity to grieve at this difficult time.”

Matthew represented Great Britain at young rider and senior European championships, winning a young rider silver medal in 2002 on the homebred Park Pilot. The combination finished 13th at the 2005 senior Europeans.

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Article written by: Eleanor Jones

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