Florida Woman Killed by Horse

OCALA, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities say a woman died today after her horse stumbled during a cross country jumping event and crushed
her.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says Eleanor Brennan was attending the 2007 Horse Trials, an international horse event, at the Florida Horse Park.

The 21-year-old woman was riding an 11-year-old male named Mister Barnabus. The horse struck a gate during the event, tumbled onto his neck and landed on Brennan.

The horse died instantly, and Brennan died a short time later at a hospital.

Brennan was a British citizen who split time between the United
Kingdom and Virginia. She was completing in horse park's three-day
event.

Brennan's body was taken to the Leesburg Medical Examiner's
Office for an autopsy. A necrosis of the horse will be conducted at
the University of Florida.


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  • by Anonymous Location: 33314 on Aug 11, 2008 at 04:35 PM
    This is craxy but stuff happens and this is justone of those things that we have no control over but this is still very sudden and out of the blue maybe some one spooked the horse causing it to switch gates and causing it to fall and kill the 21 year old woman
  • by aw Location: wakulla on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:37 AM
    man that is horrible im scared for all my family now because they are all horse phanatics.. thay horse was 11 years old though and should have been retired her and family are in my prayers
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