Horse rider dies at show jumping event in Birmingham

A horse rider has died while competing in a show jumping event.

The unnamed rider lost their life on Saturday while taking part in a competition in Solihull, Birmingham.

Four ambulances and the air ambulance attended the scene but they could not be saved.

Following the tragedy Solihull Riding Club released a statement expressing their "deepest sympathy" to the rider's family.

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A British Eventing spokesman added: "We are devastated to hear of the death of a rider following an incident at an unaffiliated event at Solihull Riding Club.

"Heartfelt condolences to the family of the rider involved."

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