On March 5, dressage rider Silva Martin, the wife of eventer Boyd Martin, was teaching a riding lesson while also on horseback, when her horse tripped and fell on her. She was wearing a helmet, but hit the ground unconscious and had a seizure.
She was flown into the hospital and MRI showed that she had bleeding and swelling in the brain. According to a statement from her husband, Silva always wore a helmet when she rode, especially after the horrific accident suffered by dressage rider Courtney King, which has left her with brain damage.
The doctors were optimistic and the last reports said they were choosing not to operate on her in hopes the body would reabsorb the blood.
We at Saddle Up Safely pray that she will fully recover!