Rider falls during training

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2008, 12:00am

An unnamed Paralympic rider fell from his horse during training yesterday morning and was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin for treatment. The Equestrian Company said later the rider had been discharged from hospital but refused to disclose further details, including whether the athlete would withdraw from competition. On Sunday night, an Italian rider also fell off his horse when warming up for his event, causing a delay in the programme for about eight minutes.