Emily Gilruth 'stable' after Badminton Horse Trials fall
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 08/05/17 2:03pm
British rider Emily Gilruth remains in hospital under sedation after suffering a "traumatic" brain injury during a fall at the Badminton Horse Trails.
Gilruth was airlifted to hospital in Bristol after her horse Topwood Beau fell at the third fence of the cross-country course on Saturday.
The 40-year-old from Malpas in Cheshire, who is married with two daughters, has been eventing for 18 years and made her debut at Badminton last year.
"Emily's family would like to thank all the many well-wishers for the lovely supportive messages that they have received," said a statement on British Eventing's website.
"Emily suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury) when falling from her horse at the third fence at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on Saturday, May 6. She was airlifted to Bristol's Southmead hospital.
"The doctors are pleased with her progress. She has had a stable night and remains under sedation."