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Great Britain horseriding star, 36, dies after horror fall at equestrian event

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A GREAT Britain horse-riding star has died after a horror fence fall during an equestrian event.

Georgie Campbell, 36, was instantly killed at the competition in Devon on Sunday when she got into trouble with her horse Global Quest

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Georgie Campbell was instantly killed when riding her horse Global QuestCredit: Getty
The horse was also assessed and is uninjured following the tragedy

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The horse was also assessed and is uninjured following the tragedyCredit: Alamy

Medics immediately attended to the former top-level show rider but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The talented athlete represented team GB and became a six-time winner.

Georgie’s horse was also assessed and is uninjured following the tragedy at The Bicton International Horse Trials.

Governing body British Eventing said in a statement on Sunday: “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.”

South Western Ambulance Service raced to the scene before also deploying an air ambulance.

Despite their best efforts, she could not be saved.

In an Equine America interview last year, Georgie recalled winning the 4* Long in 2022, at Ligniers, with Global Quest.

She called it a “career highlight”.

Georgie leaves behind her husband and fellow equestrian Jesse Campbell.

Jesse competes for New Zealand and appeared at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

The Bicton International Horse Trials is a four-day event taking place from Thursday to Sunday.

Devon and Cornwall Police have been contacted for comment.

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