NZ eventer Caroline Powell injured in freak riding accident

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Caroline Powell (NZL) on Halltown Harley
Caroline Powell, pictured on Halltown Harley at Blenheim last year. © Mike Bain

New Zealand Olympic eventer Caroline Powell has been laid up for several weeks after breaking her leg in two places in a riding accident.

While schooling a horse at home last month, Powell was crushed against a fence, breaking her tibia and fibula.

Powell told British magazine Horse & Hound that she hoped to be back riding within the next few weeks. “It is very unlucky, but also very lucky [it was not worse].”

Powell was part of New Zealand’s bronze-medal winning team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, riding the popular Lenamore. They made their Olympic debut at Beijing in 2008.

Of her injury, Powell said: “It is now in a boot and I am a little bit mobile. It is mending really well.”

She joked to H&H that her main challenge was how to carry a cup of coffee while on crutches.

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “NZ eventer Caroline Powell injured in freak riding accident

  • March 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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    Carry a cup of coffe?
    Are you sure that shouldn’t be a gin and tonic, Lol

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