British top four-star eventer William Fox-Pitt remains hospitalized in France, after falling on cross-country in the 7-year-old class at Le Lion d’Angers CCI** on Oct. 17. Fox-Pitt fell with Reinstated at fence 20, an owl hole, and the horse was uninjured in the fall. The rider was transported to the hospital in Angers.
“He has suffered a head trauma but is fine otherwise,” stated a release from Fox-Pitt’s spokesperson, who added that the 46-year-old rider was placed under sedation.
“William had a good night and remains stable and under sedation; he will undergo further tests later today,” stated the latest update. “On behalf of the Fox-Pitt family and their support team at home, William’s wife Alice Fox-Pitt would like to express her thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes, it means a tremendous amount to them all that everyone is thinking of William.”
UPDATED: An Oct. 20 update indicated no change in Fox-Pitt’s condition, reporting that he “remains the same with no change overnight.”