2-year-old girl dies after falling from a pony when meeting Bedale Hunt | UK News
A two-year-old girl has died after falling from a pony during a hunting reunion in North Yorkshire.
The toddler was riding with members of the Bedale Hunt on land in a village near Northallerton on Wednesday morning when the incident occurred.
North Yorkshire Police confirmed the girl died in hospital on Thursday morning.
Those responsible for the event said the members were “devastated”.
A spokesperson for Bedale Hunt said: “We can confirm that a tragic accident happened on Wednesday, September 15, when a two-year-old girl fell from her pony and was subsequently killed. As a community we are all devastated, but we come together to support the family involved.
“Our sincere condolences go out to all affected and we urge everyone to respect family privacy during this very difficult time.”
North Yorkshire Police said: ‘Police are writing a report on behalf of the coroner following the tragic death of a two-year-old girl involved in a land riding incident in Kirkby Fleetham, near Northallerton .
“It happened around 8 am Wednesday and the girl died in hospital in the early hours of Thursday. The girl’s family receives specialist support. Police are calling for family privacy to be respected at this very difficult time. “