Emily Gilruth airlifted to hospital after fall at Badminton Horse Trials

She has competed in British Eventing competitions for 18 years, and runs her own yard.

Emily Gilruth airlifted to hospital after fall at Badminton Horse Trials

British rider Emily Gilruth is in intensive care after falling during the cross-country phase of this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

The 40-year-old, who is based near Malpas in Cheshire, fell from her ride Topwood Beau at the third fence on Saturday.

She was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

In a statement, Badminton’s chief medical officer Dr Sue Smith said: “Emily remains in intensive care at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, undergoing treatment and further invetigation.”

Topwood Beau, a 14-year-old gelding, was uninjured in the fall, which happened at the Keepers Question obstacle.

Gilruth, who is married with two young daughters, made her Badminton debut in last year’s event.

She has competed in British Eventing competitions for 18 years, and runs her own yard.

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