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    Quote Originally Posted by alicen View Post
    Via google translate from weser-kurier.de: Verden (asi). The auction horsewoman Melanie Wienand has suffered in her fall on Saturday in the Lower Hall a severe head injury. "Her condition has not deteriorated but according to our information, but is still very serious and critical," said Gerhard Wiechers from the financial department of the Hanoverian Association, yesterday to demand the UN. The doctors at the hospital were transferred Rotenburger the young woman in an induced coma. Melanie Wienand was unhappy at the November auction fell to the ground after her horse shied at a flower pot and had to stumble.
    Surely, there's a better translation than "unhappy."
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    Verden (asi). Die Auktionsreiterin Melanie Wienand hat bei ihrem Sturz am Sonnabend in der Niedersachsenhalle eine schwere Kopfverletzung erlitten. "Ihr Zustand hat sich nach unseren Informationen zwar nicht verschlechtert, ist aber nach wie vor sehr ernst und kritisch", sagte Gerhard Wiechers von der Finanzabteilung des Hannoveraner Verbandes, gestern auf Nachfrage der VN. Die Ärzte im Rotenburger Krankenhaus hätten die junge Frau in ein künstliches Koma versetzt. Melanie Wienand war bei der November-Auktion unglücklich zu Boden gestürzt, nachdem ihr Pferd vor einem Blumenkübel gescheut und ins Stolpern geraten war.

    Auction rider Melanie Wienand suffered a severe head injury in a fall on Sunday. Her condition has not worsened, but remains serious and critical said so-and-so from the Hanoverian Verband. She is in a drug-induced coma. Unfortunately, she was thrown to the ground when her horse shied at a flower pot and stumbled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
    Surely, there's a better translation that "unhappy."
    Ungluecklich also means 'unlucky.'



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    This rider was on sale horses in a renowned auction yard that had a manadatory helmet code - it is extremely unlikely that the hired rider was wearing a non certified helmet BUT quite likely that it was EN certified rather than ASTM/SEI
    - given that ASTM stands for the American Society for Testing and Materials & SEI for Safety Equipment Institute which is another American company.


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    Not to start another helmet trainwreck here, but I just wanted to point out that it wasn't the spook that caused her to fall. I watched her video riding the Lemony's Nicket stallion, and he shies all over the place. It's that the spook caused the horse to stumble, and any horse can do that at any time, and that's how she got hurt.

    So strap one on. Thank you.
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    I think it would a safe assumption that she was wearing an approved helmet, for some reason I don't think riders of that caliber skimp when it comes to what equipment they use.

    I don't understand why people are using the fact that the helmet broke as some sort of flaw that added to the accident. The helmet did its job when it broke in half...that's what they're designed to do when they absorb impact. Just because its a protective piece of equipment doesn't mean it has to be impenetrable.



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    Are there any German cothers who could come up with the hospital address in Rotenburger? I'm pretty sure this is an email address: melanie.wienand@ stadt-kassel.de from this site http://www.yasni.de/melanie+wienand/...information?sh but I'd like to send a card to the hospital.



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    Alicen, I emailed my sister who lives in the area. I'll post the address when I hear back.
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    ... to settle the "unhappy fall" question once and for all....

    What the article said is that the rider fell in an unfortunate way (caused by the stumbling of the horse), and that is what caused the injury. She may have come off the horse head first instead of with her behind or her side... is what I'm thinking.
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    I keep searching for updates on her condition - hoping for good news



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    Quote Originally Posted by alicen View Post
    Are there any German cothers who could come up with the hospital address in Rotenburger? I'm pretty sure this is an email address: melanie.wienand@ stadt-kassel.de from this site http://www.yasni.de/melanie+wienand/...information?sh but I'd like to send a card to the hospital.
    Here it is:
    Diakoniekrankenhaus Rotenburg (Wümme) gGmbH
    Elise-Averdieck-Strasse 17
    27356 Rotenburg (Wümme)
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    Tel. 04261 77-0
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    Thank you, HorseProblem!



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    Sending prayers her way.
    I also don't understand the removal of helmets for the photos.
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    Here is a Dec 7 update - wishing all the best in her recovery

    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestri...-road-recovery



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    Thanks for the update.
    Jingles for her recovery



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    Thanks for the update. Wishing her a complete recovery.



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    have we heard any more about her? i look online periodically to see how she's doing but haven't seen anything since the december 2011 updates. any of the german folk heard anything?



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    Quote Originally Posted by charismaryllis View Post
    have we heard any more about her? i look online periodically to see how she's doing but haven't seen anything since the december 2011 updates. any of the german folk heard anything?
    I think about this as well, I train with CKD and appriciate all of the support that she has received - and I think of Melanie (sp?) from time to time....I hope that the lack of info. will mean things are OK????



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    good translation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
    @Paula: yes with lots of practice and a violin
    that cost 6 figures or more.
    Apologies for hijacking the thread, but if the music-lovers here have not seen this, you ought to see it. Speaking of violins costing 6 figures or more....

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