Professional eventer Hillary Moses is recovering from a rotational fall that occurred on June 20 while she was cross-country schooling her three-star horse Zanadoo.
Moses, Unionville, Pa., was taken to Christiana Hospital (Del.) where she was diagnosed with a partially collapsed lung and several lacerations on her spleen. Zanadoo, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Lavall I—Granmalvina F, Lord) owned by Claudia Schultze, wasn’t injured in the fall.
Moses was released from the hospital on June 22.
“I’m happy to be home and doing well,” said Moses. “We got a little too close to a cross-country schooling jump, and we both fell over. I landed mostly on my shoulder and my left side. He didn’t land on me, which was good. ‘Zan’ is thankfully OK. He looks good. I’m overwhelmed by everybody’s support and reaching out and how much everybody cares. The eventing community is really a great community.”
Moses, 33, will be out of the saddle for six to eight weeks, “but as any normal, active person, I’m hoping I heal quicker,” she said.
Moses’ friend Jessica McGrane started a GoFundMe to help with her expenses, which has already raised more than $13,000.
“All of my friends and coaches and the eventing community have been amazing,” said Moses. “I’m really touched by everybody reaching out. I go to CrossFit, and they’ve all been very supportive too. It’s really nice to have so many good friends.”