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Young rider who fractured her back wins showjumping award three months later

A young rider who fractured her back in October is back in the saddle – and has been named the first British Showjumping (BS) NAF Shining Star of 2020.

Izzy Thomas, from Northamptonshire, fell from her pony Ilona in the Cherwell Competition Centre car park, having left the arena after her round.

“It was an absolute nightmare,” her mum Natasha told H&H.

“She’d just jumped the British novice and was pootling along the walkway round the warm-up on the buckle. Although we’d been there all weekend and the pony hadn’t been bothered, she suddenly jumped a puddle. Izzy caught her with her leg and she bronced, and Izzy was on the floor.

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Article written by: Eleanor Jones

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