Family of Rider Injured at Rolex Releases Statement

Equestrian Laine Ashker, 24, was seriously injured Saturday during the cross-country portion of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Her horse, Frodo Baggins, was euthanized.

Ashker's family released the following statement:

"First and foremost we'd like to thank everyone--Laine's friends, fellow competitors, fans, and organizers--for all of the incredible support and well wishes sent our way. Given the sheer magnitude of Laine's fall, we have a great deal to be thankful for. The good news is there was no injury to either the brain or the spinal cord. While Laine suffered multiple injuries, including a badly broken jaw, broken ribs, and clavicle, the main concern is with her collapsed lungs. She is progressing normally and is currently in reasonably stable condition in the ICU unit at University of Kentucky Hospital. We appreciate your continued support and heart-felt prayers."

For more information see Rider Injured at Rolex Remains in Critical Condition.

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Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care.

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