Does anyone recall the name of an upper level Canadian eventer who suffered a neck injury requiring fairly extensive rehab, surgery etc? There was an article she wrote about her experience in Practical Horseman I believe maybe a year or two ago. She recovered fully but I can't remember her name or find the article. Thanks!
Jessica Phoenix may have suffered a severe neck injury. I say may have as in I am not entirely sure it was her that was injured. She was going to be on the Canadian Olympic team prior to an injury with her horse.
It most certainly was NOT Jessica Phoenix.
Karen Brain suffered a bad back injury but has recovered, there was a rider on the West Coast many years ago who suffered a horrible neck injury
her first name was Maya
That was Maya Hepworth. She is paraplegic and has limited use of her hands/arms. However she has been very inspiring in her recovery - got her Level 2, coaches, and can drive the horse trailer (the vehicle's adapted).
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Those who were thinking of Jessica Phoenix might be confusing her with Jessica Ruppel, who suffered a nasty back injury last year. Fortunately she's completely recovered (AFAIK -- at least she's back riding at the Advanced level, with her very cool partner Naughty By Nature!).
Jessica R. was also the rider involved in that horrible hit-and-run this spring while riding on a quiet country road near Collingwood. Her horse, a three-year-old warmblood filly named Bella, had to be put down at the scene. So she has had more than her share of misfortune.