Equestrian Star Georgie Campbell Dies After Horse Fall at Bicton International Horse Trials

The 37-year-old renowned equestrian rider tragically passed away on Sunday, May 26 after suffering a fatal fall during the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon, England.

AceShowbiz - British Eventing, the governing body for equestrian eventing in the United Kingdom, announced with profound regret that Georgie Campbell sustained a fatal accident while competing in the Trials. Despite immediate medical attention after her fall at fence 5b, she unfortunately could not be saved.

British Eventing noted that Campbell's horse, Global Quest, was assessed by veterinarians and "walked back to the stable and is uninjured." To respect the family's privacy during this difficult time, no further details will be shared.

Campbell, a highly respected figure in the United Kingdom's equestrian community, had competed in over 200 events, including the prestigious five-star competitions Badminton and Burghley. She had achieved six victories during her career.

Married to fellow equestrian named Jesse Campbell, who competed for New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, the couple combined their skills to establish Team Campbell Eventing. The pair frequently showcased their competitions on their shared Instagram page.

The equestrian community expressed their sorrow at Campbell's passing. Fellow rider Pippa Funnell and the Bicton Arena shared images on social media with three emojis: a white heart, a purple heart and a dove carrying an olive branch, accompanied by messages of support for her family and friends.

Campbell's tragic death serves as a reminder of the risks associated with equestrian sports. The sport's national governing body emphasized the importance of respecting the family's privacy during this time of grief and extended heartfelt condolences to Campbell's loved ones.

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