Kim Severson broke her collarbone Sept. 23 while competing at the Plantation Field Horse Trials in Unionville, Pa.
Severson was riding Fantasy Impromptu, a Hanoverian gelding she owns, at the training level when he left long at fence 3 on the cross-country course and fell upon landing.
While the horse appeared to be OK after the fall, Severson said doctors have told her she will have to wait at least three weeks to ride dressage and six weeks to jump again.
The recovery period means she won’t be able to ride Tsunami and Tipperary Liadhnan, both owned by Linda Wachtmeister and Plain Dealing Farm, at the Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.) in mid-October.
Tipperary Liadhnan finished fifth at the Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.) last spring, and Tsunami, who finished 10th at the same event, was winning her advanced division at Plantation until Severson withdrew.
Still, Severson was philosophical the day after the accident, saying “Everything happens for a reason.”