ANDREW NICHOLSON SUFFERS NECK INJURY IN FALL AT FESTIVAL

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Andrew riding Cillnabradden Evo at Festival of British Eventing

Andrew Nicholson has remained in hospital after a fall at the last fence at The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, yesterday (Sunday 9th August) whilst competing in the Open Championship.

A spokesperson for his family told EWW reporters today (Monday 10th)

“Andrew Nicholson received a fall from Cillnabradden Evo at Gatcombe Park yesterday.  He has a neck injury and is currently undergoing treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.”

Andrew was taken to hospital in Swindon immediately following the fall. He was then transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he remains.

EWW have had confirmation that Evo is absolutely fine and await to hear if Andrew will be returning to complete the rest of the season.

Spectators were shocked to see the renowned “Mr Stickability” fall at the last fence, on a course that caused several problems. Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh fell on the cross country near the end of the course. Dressage leader Andrew Hoy was another to suffer a fall on Rutherglen as did Francis Whittington on Fernhill Highlight.

Nikki Goldup

Photograph courtesy of Hoofprints Photography

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