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July 11, 2013

Kentucky Eventer Dies In Riding Accident

Eventer Christine Brown, Versailles, Ky., was killed in a riding accident at her home on July 10. An avid equestrian, Brown competed on the University of Kentucky’s equestrian team and through the intermediate level in eventing.

Woodford County coroner Ronald Owens speculated that Brown fell when her horse crashed through a jump. Brown, 43, was wearing a helmet but sustained internal injuries during the fall.

Christine’s husband, Dr. Stuart Brown, a veterinarian with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (Ky.), discovered her when he came home to find her horse loose in the field with a broken bridle. By that time Christine was already dead. 

An autopsy is schedule for today, July 11, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.