British Showjumping have confirmed that 17 year old Ella Pallister, from Dorset died yesterday as a result of an injury sustained whilst competing at a British Showjumping affiliated show at Kingston Maurward in Dorset on Sunday.
Ella fell from her horse in the warm-up arena and was transferred to Dorchester Hospital prior to being taken by Air Ambulance to Southampton Hospital.Both British Showjumping and Kingston Maurward said on their website that they extended their condolences to the family during this difficult time.
The first British showjumping team to win Gold medals for sixty years celebrate their achievement. From left to right they are Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles who is from Alton in Hampshire.
A showjumper from Hampshire raised his riding helmet with delight today as he secured the British showjumping team's victory at the Olympic Games.
Peter Charles, who is based in Alton, was one of the team of four who won the British showjumping team's first gold medal in sixty years.
People watching the victory roared and stamped their feet as the team - Peter Charles, Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Scott Brash - took the title in what has been described as the equivalent an equestrian penalty shoot-out.
The last time a British showjumping team won an Olympic gold medal was in Helsinki in Finland in 1952.