Collett injured after fall

WIltshire event rider Laura Collett is seriously ill in hospital after a fall at the British Eventing Horse Trials in Hampshire. The 23-year-old, who is based at the Membury Estate, came off her horse during the event at Tweseldown Racecourse.

Wiltshire rider remains in a stable condition

Laura Collett parades in the main arena on former racehorse Kauto Star during the Barbury International Horse Trials last Sunday Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Wiltshire rider Laura Collett remains in a stable condition following her fall in the British Eventing Horse Trials at Tweseldown on Monday.

The 23-year-old, who's based on the Membury Estate, regained consciousness yesterday.

She responded well to family at her bedside but is to be kept sedated for a further 24 hours.

Ms Collett, who hopes to compete for Team GB at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, has been training two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star in dressage.

Wiltshire-based event rider seriously injured after fall

Laura Collett on Rayef at the Barbury Horse Trials in Wiltshire at the weekend. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

WIltshire event rider Laura Collett is seriously ill in hospital after a fall at the British Eventing Horse Trials in Hampshire.

The 23-year-old, who is based at the Membury Estate, came off her horse during the event at Tweseldown Racecourse.

A statement on her official website reads: "Laura had a comfortable night and remains in a stable condition. Will keep you updated. Her family appreciate all the support from friends and well wishers".

Collett had been training legendary racehorse Kauto Star in dressage after the record-breaking steeplechaser, from Paul Nicholl's Ditcheat stables, retired last year.

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