Statement from the British Horseball Association

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Statement from the British Horseball Association

It is with deepest regret that the British Horseball Association announce that Victoria Percy passed away on 13 April as a result of injuries sustained while competing in a league competition on Sunday 10 April at Onley Equestrian Centre in Warwickshire.

Victoria was riding in a match when her horse tripped, and she fell off. She was attended to immediately by the on-site medical team until the arrival of the county ambulance when she was transferred to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. The horse is under veterinary treatment for a minor trauma injury.

Once in hospital, her condition did stabilise but then deteriorated rapidly and the difficult decision was made by her family to let her go.

The British Horseball Association said; “On behalf of the sport of horseball, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Victoria’s family at this sad time. The thoughts and prayers of our community are with them.”

Malcolm Wharton, British Equestrian Chairman, commented; “Everyone at British Equestrian joins together to offer our sincere condolences to Victoria’s family, friends and the entire horseball community. I understand she was a determined young lady, a fierce competitor and adored her sport. Her loss will be felt by many, but they’ll be united by the memories she leaves.”