Nunney Horse Trials rider dies after fall

Jordan McDonald Canadian Jordan McDonald, who was based in Leicestershire died after falling from his horse at the Nunney International Horse Trials on Saturday

Related Stories

A horse rider has died after a fall at a horse-riding event in Somerset.

Canadian Jordan McDonald, who was based in Leicestershire, was taking part in the Nunney International Horse Trials.

South Western Ambulance Service confirmed it had been called to the incident at 13:38 BST on Saturday to find Mr McDonald unconscious.

A spokesman said he had suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to Bath's Royal United Hospital, but he could not be revived.

In a statement, British Eventing confirmed the 30-year-old was involved in a fatal accident just before 13:30 BST.

"Jordan's horse, Only Me, a seven-year-old gelding, was not injured," it added.

BE said the Canadian rider had been based in Leicestershire, and married wife Shandiss a year ago.

"No further details are available at present," the statement said.

A spokesman for Nunney Horse Trials said that trials were initially suspended but resumed on Sunday.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Somerset

Weather

Taunton

Min. Night -3 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Three santa hatsChristmas again

    The town where it's celebrated three times a year


  • Anastasia Romanovna KrandievskayaShips in the night

    The Russian beauty who rebuffed a British writer as chaos loomed


  • The house where Hitler was bornHouse of Hitler

    Vacant birthplace of Nazi leader gives Austria a headache


  • Uber app and Taxi rankUber wars

    Battles over cheap taxis and other big ideas from 2014


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Relax in a hammockTime to retire?

    With enough dedication, you could say goodbye to your full-time job years sooner than you think

Programmes

  • Stephen Sackur with Status Quo's Francis RossiHARDtalk Watch

    Watch extracts of some of Stephen Sackur's best interviews from 2014

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.