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William Fox Pitt is on the mend


By Niamh D’ O Gorman

William Fox-Pitt is conscious. The top British rider was in an induced coma for nearly ten days.

In a statement released by British Eventing, it read ‘Today, William is conscious, breathing on his own and communicating with his family and doctors, however he is still very ill,”

On October 17 , William Fox-Pitt had suffered a heavy fall on the cross country course with ‘Reinstated’ at Mondial du Lion. ‘Reinstated’ was uninjured in the fall.

The 46-year-old, who is based in Dorset, won Britain’s top event – the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials earlier this year.

During his shining career, he has collected 20 major championship medals, including three Olympic team podium finishes and six European team gold medals as a lynchpin of Great Britain’s eventing team.

Fox-Pitt is currently ranked third in the world behind German pair Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke.

Equestrian News & Sports Media wish William a very speedy recovery.

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