Rider in hospital after horse fall

A RIDER in his 20s is in hospital at a specialist trauma centre after he fell from his horse in Newmarket.

The accident happened on the gallops at Newmarket on Monday and it is thought the man was kicked by the horse as he tumbled.

Emergency pain relief was given at the scene and he was taken by ambulance to the region’s specialist trauma centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said its paramedics were sent to Long Hill Gallops in Moulton Road after the rider suffered a head injury.

It was the second time that day paramedics had been called out to fallen riders. Earlier that morning – at 7.15 am - the service was called to Warren Hill Gallops in Newmarket after a man in his 40s fell from a horse which then fell on him. He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by land ambulance.


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