Spanish Olympic medallist Beatriz Ferrer-Salat has had to put her Tokyo plans on hold as she recovers from a fractured pelvis sustained in a fall at the end of January.
The 53-year-old dressage rider, who won silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens with Beauvalais, was out riding a young horse after several days of stormy weather, when he took fright, bolted and started bucking.
“I took advantage to go to the field with several horses after four days locked in the stables… Just at the beginning of our ride, my horse got scared and started to gallop… Despite holding on for a while, in the end I fell off on to my hip and coccyx,” said Beatriz. “I stayed still because I had a very intense pain in that area and couldn’t move.”
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Article written by: Polly Bryan