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March 10, 2013

Junior Rider Breaks Collarbone In Fall At WEF

A 13-year-old rider from Colombia suffered a serious fall while riding in the modified children’s jumper class at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., today March 10. 

The rider had completed the jump-off when her mount started bucking, then propped, and she fell off headfirst. The rider, who was unconscious after the fall, was immediately transported via ambulance to the Trauma Hawk Landing site at the Global Dressage Festival site across the street. She travelled via helicopter to Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla.

As of 1:30 p.m. today show officials released that the rider suffered a broken collarbone and a concussion and was awake and resting at Delray Medical Center. Witnesses confirmed that the rider is Isabella Romero, who competed in the class aboard Chesapeake.

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