Georgie Campbell: British horse rider dies after fall at equestrian event | UK News

A British event rider has passed away following an accident at an equestrian contest.Georgie Campbell succumbed after participating on the fourth and concluding day of the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon on Sunday. The 36-year-old and her horse Global Quest fell into water at a barrier on the cross-country track, according to the website Horse and Hound. Despite the immediate assistance of medical experts at the location, the professional rider could not be resuscitated, as per the governing entity British Eventing. A release from the organization stated: “With profound sorrow, we declare that Georgie Campbell (GBR) encountered a deadly mishap while competing at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon, England on Sunday 26 May 2024.” Medical experts attended right after her fall at barrier 5b, however, regrettably, she could not be rescued. The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reported it was alerted to an incident near Budleigh Salterton at 3.05 PM on Sunday, per a representative.Global Quest incurred no injuries and was walked back to the stable after an evaluation by on-site veterinarians.

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Campbell was two when she was instructed to ride by her mother Debbie, a former GB endurance rider, in Kent and originally excelled as a showing rider before transitioning to eventing. She was included in the shortlist for the British junior team in her adolescent years and made her five-star debut in 2009. She rapidly progressed, representing Great Britain on multiple occasions in Nations Cup teams. In 2010, Campbell received the award for the highest-placed rider under 25 in the British Open at Gatcombe.

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Global Quest is an 11-year-old stallion that partnered with Campbell throughout his eventing tenure, according to Horse and Hound. The Bicton International Horse Trials is a four-day contest that occurred from Thursday to Sunday.Campbell wedded New Zealand event rider Jesse Campbell in December 2020.

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