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RIP Teenage girl (15) dies in tragic accident at Dublin equestrian centre

Officials from the Greenogue Equestrian Centre where the accident took place declined to comment on Wednesday evening.

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The equestrian community in Ireland is in mourning following the tragic death of a young rider who suffered serious injuries during a training session on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí confirmed that officers from Ballyfermot responded to a call from an equestrian centre at Tay Lane in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, at around 2pm following an accident involving a 15-year-old girl during a training exercise.

“Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service were in attendance and providing medical assistance to a young female (15 years) who was injured during an exercise event. She was removed to Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin where she later passed away,” gardaí said in a statement at the time.

Officials from the Greenogue Equestrian Centre where the accident took place declined to comment on Wednesday evening.

Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, said their thoughts were with the family and friends of the young rider who was a “much loved member of the equestrian community."

They said “the young athlete was seriously injured in a tragic accident at a training session this afternoon."

Meanwhile, gardaí said the coroner has been notified as well as the Health and Safety Authority which will carry out an examination.

Investigations into the tragedy are ongoing. A file will be prepared for the Coroners Court, according to gardaí.

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