Valentina Truppa Severely Injured in Riding Accident

 
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:46
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Valentina Truppa pats her rising Grand Prix horse Ranieri at the end of their ride at the 2015 CDI Vidauban in March
Photo © Astrid Appels
Italian Dressage News

Italy's number one Grand Prix rider Valentina Truppa got severely injured in a riding accident at the CDI Arezzo on Sunday 7 June 2015.  Truppa fell off her horse at the CDI Arezzo and was airlifted to a hospital in Siena, where she remains injured but in stable condition.

While entering the arena on a horse in the national Intermediaire I test at the CDI Arezzo, Truppa injured her head when her 7-year old horse spooked, reared, and spun round. The horse lost its balance, launched the rider from the saddle and fell on top of its rider.  Truppa lost consciousness within seconds.

The 29-year old Valentina was first driven to the emergency room of the local San Donato Hospital by ambulance and after an initial medical check-up she got airlifted to the Policlinico Santa Maria delle Scotte hospital in Siena, Italy.

At the moment no information about Truppa's current condition has been revealed, but her condition is stable and not life threatening.

Valentina was wearing a helmet when the accident happened.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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