Professional horse rider dies after fall during international tournament

Bicton Arena, where the Bicton International Horse Trials were being held
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A professional horse rider has tragically died while competing at an equestrian event. Georgie Campbell died after falling while competing at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon, England, on Sunday.

British Eventing said in a statement: "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.” The Bicton International Horse Trials is a four-day event taking place from Thursday to Sunday.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said it was called to an incident near Budleigh Salterton at 3.05pm on Sunday. An air ambulance, double-crewed land ambulance, operations officer and hazardous area response team were sent to the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police were contacted for comment.