Rider Injured at Rolex Remains in Critical Condition

A rider injured when her horse crashed into a fence during the Rolex Three-Day Event remained hospitalized in critical condition on Monday.

Laine Ashker, 24, suffered multiple broken ribs, a badly broken jaw, a broken clavicle and scapula, and collapsed lungs when her horse, Frodo Baggins, crashed through the fifth fence during the cross-country phase of the equestrian competition on Saturday.

The horse, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred from New Zealand, was euthanized. He sustained a fracture at the base of his skull and a severe lung injury.

A second horse, The Quiet Man, also fell at a fence during the competition and was euthanized. His rider, Sarah Hansel, was not seriously injured.

For more information see Rider in Hospital, Horse Euthanized After Accident at Rolex Event and Second Rolex Horse Euthanized.

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