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Horse riding star Georgie Campbell dies at 37 after a balance fall – NBC10 Philadelphia

This article originally appeared on E! online.

The equestrian sports community is mourning one of its own.

Georgie Campbell died on May 26 after falling from her horse during the Bicton International Horse Trials in southwest England. She was 37 years old.

“Medical staff treated her immediately after she fell at Fence 5b, but unfortunately she could not be saved,” British Eventing, the national governing body for the sport in the UK, said in a statement on the same day. “The horse, Global Quest, was examined by veterinarians on site, returned to the stable and suffered no injuries.”

The organization concluded its statement by saying: “To respect the family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult and sad time, we will not be sharing any further details.”

Campbell was a decorated rider and had competed in more than 200 events, the BBC reported. Her husband Jessie Campbell also competes and is representing New Zealand at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The pair joined forces to form Team Campbell Eventing. They highlighted their equestrian career on their shared Instagram with videos, photos and updates from the competition.

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Less than three weeks before the incident, they posted a video of her practicing with Global Quest. The May 5 caption included a delighted emoji: “Global Quest at its best.”

Campbell also praised the horse for other rides. In October, she shared several photos of the 11-year-old pet, writing, “Great week with Global Quest doing what it does best – flying XC and taking me for a class ride.”

“After being injured at the beginning of the year and needing some time off, we missed a bit of match training, which was noticeable in dressage and show jumping,” she explained, “but it was great to have him back in such good shape and it was good.”