British horse riding star Georgie Campbell, 37, dies after suffering fall at Bicton Horse Trials

  • Georgie Campbell was competing at the the Bicton International Horse Trials

British horse riding star Georgie Campbell has died aged 37 after suffering a fall at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon on Sunday. 

Campbell and Global Quest were competing in the CCI4*-S event when the accident took place on the cross-country course. They fell at a log into the water at fence 5b, known as the Symonds & Sampson Splash. 

Medical professionals had immediately attended the scene, but Campbell tragically passed away. 

During her career, Campbell competed in more than 200 events, winning on six occasions.  

A statement from Bicton International Horse Trials read: ‘It is with deepest regret that we announce that Georgie Campbell (GBR) suffered a fatal accident whilst competing at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon, England on Sunday 26 May 2024. 

‘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.’

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