24 May BE Statement – 24th May
Please see the below statement regarding 24th May:
It is with great sadness that we announce that Number 1012, As You Like It IV, owned and ridden by Sophie McCormack, was put down as a result of an accident at fence number one, the Ascending Frame, whilst competing in the novice at Rockingham Horse Trials in Northamptonshire at 16.47 pm on 24th May 2015.
As You Like It IV, an 18 year old gelding, hit the fence and catapaulted over it. Sophie McCormack was thrown off the horse which fell, and as a result of its injuries was humanely put down by the vet.
Sophie was attended by the paramedics and transferred by air ambulance to Coventry Walsgrave Hospital. She was conscious.
No further details are available at present.