Aust Olympic short-listed rider dies on British cross-country


British-based Australian eventing rider Robert Slade died following a cross-country fall at the Wilton Horse Trials near Salisbury, Wiltshire, on June 27.

Slade’s mount, seven-year-old mare Kinchella, rolled on top of him after falling at a double fence.

Slade, 30, had completed his first Badminton Horse Trials a month ago, and had recently been shortlisted to represent Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Slade arrived in Britain two years ago, and was based at the Jane and David Tolly yard in Oxfordshire.

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