Horse hit by motocross rider

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Stallion panicked and broke through the fence as riders roar past

31 March 2008

RIJSBERGEN - A 37-year-old motocross rider from Rijsbergen was badly injured on Sunday morning when he collided with a horse.

The stallion, which had to be destroyed, was standing in a paddock with three other horses when four motocross riders roared past. The horses panicked and broke through the fence around the paddock.

One of the riders then collided with the stallion. The rider ended up directly under the animal, which had lost its balance and toppled into a ditch with a broken leg.

[Copyright Radio Netherlands 2008]

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