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British equestrian rider Georgie Campbell dies competing at event in Devon

Georgie Campbell, the British professional horse rider, has died while competing at an equestrian event in Devon.

Campbell, 37, suffered a fall from her horse during an international competition at Bicton on Sunday.

Governing body British Eventing said in a statement: “It is with deepest regret that we announce that Georgie Campbell (GBR) suffered a fatal accident whilst competing at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon, England, on Sunday 26 May 2024.

“Medical professionals attended immediately following her fall at fence 5b, however, unfortunately, she could not be saved.

“The horse, Global Quest, was assessed by the on-site vets and walked back to the stable and is uninjured.

“To respect the family’s privacy at this extremely difficult and sad time, no further details will be shared.”

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said it was called to Budleigh Salterton at 3.05pm on Sunday.

An air ambulance, double-crewed land ambulance, operations officer and hazardous area response team were sent.

The Bicton International Horse Trials is a four-day event taking place from Thursday to Sunday.

Campbell was initially a top-level showing rider before turning to eventing.

She represented Great Britain numerous times on Nations Cup teams and appeared at several five-star events, the highest recognised level of eventing.