Australian Olympian Lucinda Fredericks suffered a fall on cross-country at the Tweseldown horse trials in England on March 8. She was riding Rovello II in an open novice (preliminary) division.
According to Chris Stafford, publicist for Fredericks’ husband, Clayton, Lucinda has a broken collarbone and some fractured ribs, but she is otherwise OK. She was taken to the Frimley Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Lucinda, 45, began competing the 8-year-old Thoroughbred-Holsteiner gelding (Roviris—Lullaby, Lenard) in 2012, taking over from head groom Emily Young-Jamieson. “Stanley” and Lucinda finished second in the Houghton Hall CCI* (England) in May of last year and placed third in an intermediate division at the Aston-Le-Walls horse trials (England) in August.
Lucinda has represented Australia in two Olympic Games, in 2008 and 2012, winning team silver in Hong Kong in 2008. Aboard her mare Headley Britannia she won three four-stars—Burghley (England) in 2006, Badminton (England) in 2007 and Rolex Kentucky in 2009.