Rider Injured at Rolex Released from Hospital

The rider seriously injured when her horse crashed into a fence at the Rolex Three-Day Event in Lexington was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

University of Kentucky Hospital spokeswoman Whitney Hale said 24-year-old Laine Ashker was released 2 1/2 weeks after she was hurt on April 26. She had broken ribs, a broken jaw, collarbone and shoulder blade, and collapsed lungs from the crash on a jump on the cross-country course.

Ashker's mother, Valerie Ashker, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that her daughter plans to be back on a horse in three weeks.

Ashker's horse, Frodo Baggins, fractured his skull in the jump and was euthanized, one of two that had to be euthanized during the event.

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

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