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Principal hurt in horse accident

By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Principal hurt in horse accident

LOCKERBIE’S Cornet’s Lass was taken to hospital after an accident at the end of the Powfoot rideout this week.

Eilidh Kennedy, 24, pictured, was hurt in an incident involving her own horse at the John Bell Playing Field in Annan on Wednesday night.

It happened at the end of the popular rideout, which saw riders going along the shore.

The emergency services were soon on the scene and Eilidh was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, where she is now recovering.

Annan Riding of the Marches convenor Stuart Thompson yesterday said: “Annan Riding of the Marches are extremely saddened to report an accident at last night’s rideout.

“This involved 2023 Lockerbie Cornet’s Lass Eilidh Kennedy. Her horse had apparently reared prior to loading. The ROM first aiders were very quickly on the scene. They stayed until the ambulance arrived. Eilidh was taken to hospital by ambulance, and we are waiting on further reports.

“Health and safety and welfare for horses, and riders, is, and always will be, one of our highest, priorities.

“We wish Eilidh a speedy recovery, and our thoughts are with her and her family at this difficult time.

Meanwhile, Lockerbie Gala and Riding of the Marches chairman Ian McLatchie described it as a ‘devastating accident’ and confirmed the horse had reared. He added: “Poor girl, our thoughts are with her and we all wish her a speedy recovery.”