Eventing Community Stands Together to Remember Georgie Campbell

British event rider Georgie Campbell has died after a horror fall. NICO MORGAN

Press Release

It was with extreme sadness that British Eventing found themselves announcing the passing of Georgie Campbell (nee Strang), aged 36, following her fall at Bicton International Horse Trials, Devon on Sunday 26 May.

Georgie was an extremely talented and accomplished rider who applied herself to the sport whole-heartedly. Her passion for eventing, her personality and zest for life saw her loved and respected by her fellow competitors. Her tragic loss of life doing what she enjoyed most, has seen an outpouring of love and support for Jesse and the family and friends she leaves behind.

As you will have seen, we have had a dedicated Support Line set up for anyone who has been affected by the incident via the British Eventing Support Trust. The dedicated line is open any time, day or night, where anyone needing help during this time will be connected with a mental health professional who will ensure you’re given the most appropriate support.

As a community, we will take a moment at all British Eventing events this weekend, as well as at Millstreet in Ireland where several of Georgie’s friends will be competing, to stand quietly together and reflect. We ask members and supporters, whether at an event or at home, to join us at 12 noon to stop and take 2 minutes to reflect on Georgie’s life and quietly send thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

There will be British Eventing Support Trust and BE Staff at all events this weekend to answer any questions you might have.

If you require access to the support being provided by British Eventing and the British Eventing Support Trust, please click here or you can email [email protected] or call 07780 008877.

Can we also point you to a wonderful podcast by Nicole Brown and Sam Watson from Equiratings, expressing the thoughts of the eventing community, which might also help. Please click here

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