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Talented young rider killed in cross-country fall

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

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