William Fox-Pitt: British eventer out of intensive care after fall

William Fox-Pitt
During his career Fox-Pitt has won three Olympic team podium finishes and six European team gold medals for Great Britain

British eventer William Fox-Pitt is out of intensive care following a "head trauma" suffered in a fall nearly two weeks ago.

The 46-year-old was placed in an induced coma after the fall in the World Young Horse Championships on 17 October.

British Eventingexternal-link said on Friday that his condition had improved but he remains in a French hospital.

Fox-Pitt is GB's most successful rider with 20 major championship medals.

"His family remain hugely grateful to the fantastic team looking after him and to everyone for all the messages and support," the governing body said.

Fox-Pitt fell from his horse Reinstated, who was unharmed, at Le Lion-d'Angers.