A talented young French event rider has been killed in a fall at a national event.
Thaïs Meheust, who won multiple medals at pony, junior and young rider European Championships, died in a cross-country fall at le Pin au Haras, Normandy, on Saturday (7 September).
The 22-year-old was riding the grey gelding, Chaman Dumontceau, when the horse fell at the second fence in the seven-year-old national championships.
A statement from the French equestrian federation said the sport is in mourning.
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Article written by: Lucy Elder