Badminton Horse Trials rider thanks medics and rehab team

June 27 2017

RIDER Emily Gilruth, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a cross-country fall at the recent Badminton Horse Trials is now recovering at home.

RIDER Emily Gilruth, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a cross-country fall at the recent Badminton Horse Trials is now recovering at home.

Emily had been airlifted to Southmead Hospital after the fall early on the cross-country track with Topwood Beau. The horse was not injured.

She was initially put into intensive care before being moved onto a neurological ward. She was later transferred to a hospital closer to her Cheshire home and then underwent an intensive programme at the Injured Jockeys Fund rehabilitation centre at Oakesy House in Lambourn.

Emily said: “Thank you so much to everyone for their kind thoughts, messages and support since my fall at Badminton Horse Trials.

“I owe a huge debt of thanks to everyone involved in the medical support at Badminton, the intensive care unit at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital, the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the team at Oaksey House, without whom I would not be so well on the road to recovery. Thank you all.”