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‘She died doing what she loved’: event rider suffers fatal injuries in cross-country fall

An event rider has died as a result of an accident while cross-country schooling in the US.

Mother of one Nicolle Villers-Amatt fell as she was jumping a log fence at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Virginia, yesterday (8 October).

The 40-year-old was treated immediately by medics and taken to hospital but her life could not be saved.

Ms Villers-Amatt had been eventing since the 1990s, competing up to advanced level (fence height 3’11”). She also rode the diminutive Theodore O’Connor, later ridden at the top level by US rider Karen O’Connor, at CCI* level early in his career.

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Article written by: Eleanor Jones

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