Fiona Bigwood Fractures Tibia in Barn Accident

Fri, 06/09/2023 - 10:16
Great Britain
Get well soon!

British Olympic dressage rider Fiona Bigwood sees her show season interrupted after she fractured her tibia in a barn accident.

Fiona had to withdraw her entry on Daytona Platinum from this weekend's CDI Wellington Heckfield. 

Barn Accident

Fiona landed in the hospital with a painful knee after being "trampled". It turned out to be a fracture. 

"I was at home riding a few before going back to Wellington," Fiona told Eurodressage. "One of my young stallions spooked as I was getting him in from the field."

Fiona's leg has been put in a cast at the emergency room. 

"He has managed to break my tibia just below the knee cap," she explained. "So no riding for me for the next few weeks, and Mette will be very busy!"

Mum and Daughter

With Daytona Platinum at the 2023 CDIO Compiegne
Fiona Bigwood and her daughter Mette Dahl have been on a roll this season, competing internationally. 

The 47-year old Fiona has been taking out her 12-year old Oldenburg Daytona Platinum (by Dante Weltino x Charon) to CDI's in Lier, Addington, Compiegne and Hickstead. 

Junior rider daughter Mette Dahl (16) has made the definite move from ponies to horses and began the year campaigning the 16-year old Cashmir (by Serano Gold x Michelangelo) at the CDI Lier, but switched to the newly bought Lusitano Caporal de Massa (by Rieto x Xaqiero) with whom she scored a double win at the CDI Hickstead. Dahl is short-listed for British team selection for the European Junior Riders Championships. 

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