Teenage equestrian star dies in horse riding accident in Cambridgeshire

Iona Sclater, 15, was killed in a riding accident Credit: Adam Fanthorpe

A young equestrian star has died after falling from her horse in Cambridgeshire.

Iona Sclater, 15, was killed in a riding accident at her home in Abington Pigotts near Royston on Sunday.

In a statement British Eventing said they were "devastated to receive the news that one of our young members and bright stars in the sport" had died.

The statement added: "Long-listed for the 2017 and 2019 European Championships for Ponies, fifteen year old Iona was an exceptionally talented and dedicated young event rider.

"In just five seasons competing with British Eventing, Iona amassed 33 top ten results and represented the Eastern region four times at the Under 18 Regional Team Championships (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).

"Our thoughts are with Iona’s friends and family, her Dad, Charles, Mum, Hetty, and sisters Lara and Alicia, at this very difficult time."