Woman dies after falling from horse

Victim was a longtime Hastings Park horse owner and trainer

  • Apr. 9, 2012 8:00 a.m.

A 58-year-old woman has died from head injuries she suffered in a horse riding accident in south Langley on Monday.

It’s believed the victim, described as an experienced horsewoman, was thrown from the horse she was riding, said Langley RCMP.

The accident took place around 4 p.m. at Keenebridge Farm at 375 232 Street. People on the farm found the woman and called 911. She was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital by air ambulance where she was pronounced dead, said police spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.

Several horse racing websites have confirmed that the victim is Shauna Ferguson, a longtime Hastings Racetrack owner and trainer.

On themanestreet.com forum, one person said: “Shauna was an incredible horsewoman, having spent her lifetime working with Thoroughbred race horses . . . she was involved in a freak accident while ponying a young two year old thoroughbred off of her pony . . . Shanua gave it all to her craft.”

Another person wrote that Hastings Park has lost another true horseman and friend.

She wrote that Shauna had “patience, and a soft manner with her horses, brought out the best in her equine competitors.”

 

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