Equestrian Olding Dies in Eventing Fall

Professional rider Ian Olding was killed in a fall at the Belton Park Horse Trials in Lincolnshire, U.K., on Sunday, according to a statement released by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).

Olding, 47, was competing in the advanced class on a 12-year-old horse named Gran Kiki. The accident occurred at fence 13a, a square spread fence. The FEI said an investigation into the accident is currently under way.

According to an article on Horse and Hound, Olding was a co-owner of the horse. The pair last year completed the Tattersalls world cup qualifier, Thirlestane CIC 3*, and Boekelo CCI 3*.

"Our sympathies on this sad day are with Ian's family," said Alex Fox, chairman of British Eventing. "Ian was a well-known and much respected rider, who has been competing for many years. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

No information was available on the condition of the horse.

About the Author

Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

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