BEIB Pledge Further Support to Injured Rider
|Felicity Coulthard's major
supporter BEIB (British Equestrian Insurance Brokers) has pledged to carry on
with their current level of support for the forthcoming season even though this
young rider has suffered a severe riding accident during training at the end of
Felicity who is sixteen years old spent a week in hospital after dislocating
her shoulder, spraining her wrist and breaking three bones in her elbow. She
now has three plates in her arm which meant that she was ordered by her doctor
not to ride for the next 8 months at least! "This is a terrible blow"
explains Felicity, "it not only means that I have missed out on the winter
competitions, but it looks like I will not be ready for the summer as
Felicity has represented both Pendle RDA Group and the North West at the RDA
National Dressage Championships for the past 2 years being placed winning
ribbons on both occasions. At last year's championships which were held at
Morten Morrell in Warwickshire, she won her class in test 21a and came second
in the grade 1 Kur.
"I am extremely grateful to everyone at BEIB who have given me both
support and hope throughout the past few months" said Felicity.