A personal injury compensation award of £37,000 has been awarded to a rider after she broke her back when she was thrown off from her horse.
The accident occurred when Ceri Tonkinson, from Dinas Powys, in South Wales, was riding a horse which had only recently been ‘broken in’, when it was startled by a horse ridden by Stephen Davies, an employee of Penarth’s Downside Riding School.
According to Mrs. Tonkinson, she had tried to persuade Mr. Davies not to overtake her, as her horse had become unsettled but her pleas were ignored and as Mr. Davies passed, her horse reared up and threw Mrs. Tonkinson to the ground injuring her badly.
As a consequence of the accident, Mrs. Tonkinson, broke her back and pelvis and was rendered unable to ride for long periods, due to the pain that continiues to torment her.
For her injuries, claim for personal injury compensation was launched by Mrs. Tonkinson against Mr. Davies and has been was awarded £37,000 in damages at Cardiff County Court.