Valentina Truppa Seriously Injured and Taken to Hospital

Yesterday, Italian top dressage rider Valentina Truppa was seriously injured and had to be taken to hospital. At the CDI in Arezzo she wanted to compete in the Inter I with a 7-year-old youngster. While entering the arena her horse spooked, spun around, and fell down on top of its rider, so disclosed. The 29-year-old rider immediately fell unconscious and was taken to a hospital in San donato by a helicopter. After first medical treatment she was referred to the Policlinico Santa Maria della Scotte in Siena. Despite wearing a helmet, Truppa is supposed to have suffered severe head injuries. According to the Facebook page of the rider her condition is not life threatening but serious.