Olympic Dressage Rider Hospitalized after Accident

Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye was hospitalized after suffering a skull fracture when a young horse she was schooling slipped and fell last Wednesday.

Jason Dye posted an update on her Web site at 6:20 this morning. He indicated that King-Dye remains stable in a coma.

"There is no way of knowing the timeframe for recovery, however the neurosurgeons, doctors, and nurses all agree the greatest strength she has is her age and high level of fitness," he noted. "What they don't know and I do is the unbelievable drive and determination that Courtney has, she will fight and fight and fight, no question."

He will read aloud e-mail messages sent to comebackcourt@gmail.com.

Cards can be sent to:

Courtney Dye
2442 Muir Circle
Wellington, FL 33414

The Palm Beach Dressage Derby launched a dedicated medical assistance fund to help offset some medical expenses.

Update: Because the event has concluded, organizers have requested that checks made out directly to Courtney King-Dye be sent to:

Lendon Gray
25 Lake Avenue
Bedford, NY 10506

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