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Teenage rider and her horse die after cross-country training accident

A 13-year-old girl and her horse have died following a cross-country schooling accident.

US teenager Ashley Stout and her horse, Avant Garde, were training at Standing Ovation Equestrian Center (SOEC) in Halfmoon Township, Pennsylvania when the accident happened on 11 July. It is believed they had a rotational fall.

A statement from the centre said: “Tonight we mourn an unfathomable loss; two incredibly beautiful souls. Words cannot express. Life is so precious and fragile.

“Ashley Stout may you & Avant Garde jump through the clouds together for eternity.”

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Article written by: Lucy Elder

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