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The family of nine-year-old Bonnie Armitage who died after falling from a horse during the Cotswold Hunt have paid tribute to their 'beautiful little girl.'
Speaking from the family cottage in Wantage, Oxon, Bonnie's parents say she was happiest when out riding her pony.
They said the pony, Lindsay, was 'absolutely fine' following the accident and that it wasn't the animal's fault in any way.
Bonnie suffered severe injuries while she was out riding at an event in Miserden, near Shroud in Cheltenham on Saturday.
The nine-year-old girl who died after falling from a horse during the Cotswold Hunt has been named as Bonnie Armitage.
She died after being kicked by a horse while riding her pony.
Bonnie Armitage suffered severe injuries while she was out riding at an event in Miserden, near Shroud, Cheltenham on Saturday morning.
She was airlifted to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where she later died.
Andrew Nott, headmaster of St. Hugh's, the prep school where Bonnie was a pupil, says the school are devastated by the news.
A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said officers were called to a farm in Miserden at around 1pm on 2 April.
Police confirmed they are not treating the incident as suspicious.
A nine-year-old girl has died after falling from a horse during the Cotswold Hunt.
It's thought she may have been kicked by a horse while riding her pony
The school girl was rushed to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by air ambulance after suffering life-threatening injuries, but despite medics best efforts, sadly died.
The accident happened while she was out riding in Cheltenham on Saturday April 2.
Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious.
A source told the Press Association: "My understanding is that she was riding slightly behind a bigger horse that kicked out at her pony.
"The kick caught her. It was a tragic accident."
The tragedy happened at a farm. Another source said: "She is believed to have been kicked off her horse by another horse. It is an extremely sad incident."
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust attended the scene with Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
A nine year old girl is in a critical condition after falling from a horse near Cheltenham this morning.
The accident happened while she was out riding with the Cotswold Hunt.
She was taken to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by air ambulance with life threatening injuries.
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Riders have been sharing their pictures of horses online in tribute to nine-year-old Bonnie Armitage who died in a horse-riding accident.
Hundreds of tributes have been paid to 9 nine-year-old Bonnie Armitage who died after falling from a horse during the Cotswold Hunt.