No update on condition of William Fox-Pitt

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Cooley Farm CCI1* Young Horse Class winners, William Fox-Pitt and The Soapdodger.
William Fox-Pitt pictured on The Soapdodger at Tattersalls in Ireland earlier this year.

There have been no updates in the past 24 hours on the condition of William Fox-Pitt, who sustained a head injury in a fall at last weekend’s World Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers in France.

Fox-Pitt, 46, remains in a stable condition, sedated in the Angers Hospital in north-west France, after his accident last Saturday in the seven-year-old championships. He fell from Reinstated at the “owl hole” fence, the 20th obstacle on the course. The event was held up for an hour while medical personnel attended to Fox-Pitt.

He had already completed the course on The Soapdodger.

Sedation following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is used to reduce intracranial pressure or brain swelling, to stop seizure activity and help ventilation.

No updates have been released by event organisers about Fox-Pitt’s accident. On Wednesday, the British rider’s wife Alice Plunkett, said only that he was “progressing well”.

Fox-Pitt Eventing is based at Sturminster Newton in Dorset. In May this year he won the Badminton Horse Trials on the stallion Chilli Morning.

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