A high level dressage rider in New Zealand, Nicola Pellett, suffered a serious head injury when her horse reared and she fell off. She lost consciousness when her head hit the ground. Her riding partner, a nurse, did CPR until she was flown by helicopter to the hospital. She never regained consciousness and was in a coma until she died 5 days later.
Nicki Berg, her sister-in-law, said “Horse riding was central to her life, she competed in dressage to a highly competitive level, she was doing really well with that.”
It is not known if she was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Original Story and Picture: Stuff.co.nzAuthor: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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