Eventer dies three months after cross-country fall

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US eventing rider Amanda Pirie Warrington has died following a fall on the cross-country at the Fair Hill Horse Trials in Maryland in September.

Warrington, 29, of Unionville, Chester County, had been in a coma at Christiana Hospital, in Newark, Delaware, since accident on September 20. She died on December 29.

Warrington had already completed the course on two other horses on the day Berlioz tripped at the third fence.  She landed on her head.

She had represented the United States in 1996 in Britain at the Blenheim Castle Horse Trials, and also won the US Advanced National Championship that year.

Warrington was aiming for the 2000 Olympics.

She was married in 1993 to eventer Daniel L. Warrington.

“Her death is a significant loss to the sport,” said Sally Ike, director of show-jumping activities for the US Equestrian Team. “She had a very bright future in front of her.”

Amanda Warrington is survived by her husband, Danny, parents Deirdre and Robert Pirie, brother John, and sister Sophie.

 

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