Olympic gold medallist recovering after nasty competition fall

Olympic and World gold medal-winning showjumper Laura Kraut is recovering after she was injured in a fall.

The US rider was competing at Peelbergen Equestrian Centre’s summer tour in Kronenberg, the Netherlands, when she fell with the 11-year-old mare Jakata in the 1.45m CSI2* class on Friday (31 July).

Action was held for around an hour while the 54-year-old was assessed before being taken to hospital with face and wrist injuries. Laura was released the following morning, with a broken nose and concussion. Jakata is believed to be unharmed.

“Thank you to everyone for all of your support and kind words of encouragement since my accident past week,” said Laura on Thursday (6 August).

“I am back in England and on the mend! I hope to be back in the show ring again soon.”

Source Horse and Hound

Photo by Hippo Foto

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