‘She died doing what she loved’: event rider suffers fatal injuries in cross-country fall


An event rider has died as a result of an accident while cross-country schooling in the US.

Mother of one Nicolle Villers-Amatt fell as she was jumping a log fence at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Virginia, yesterday (8 October).

The 40-year-old was treated immediately by medics and taken to hospital but her life could not be saved.

Ms Villers-Amatt had been eventing since the 1990s, competing up to advanced level (fence height

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