Beckwithshaw Horse Trials: rider dies after fall

An experienced event rider who broke his neck when he fell from a horse three weeks ago has died in hospital.

Robin Donaldson, 64, was injured at the Beckwithshaw Horse Trials in North Yorkshire in August when he fell from his mare Matilda Cruz.

Mr Donaldson, of Wetherby, West Yorkshire, was taken to the intensive care unit at Leeds General Infirmary after the fall but died on Thursday.

An inquest into his death will be held at a date yet to be fixed.

A message on Mr Donaldson's riding club's website said on Monday: "It is with great sadness that we are bringing you the news that Robin died on Thursday night in hospital.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

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