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Teen equestrian from horse dynasty dies in riding accident

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:47 PM

Olivia Inglis, 17, was killed in a tragic horse-riding accident on Sunday.Facebook

A 17-year-old equestrian prodigy was killed after an accident at a competition on Sunday.

The horse she was riding was also euthanized, her parents said in a statement.

Olivia Inglis, the eldest daughter of the renowned Inglis horse breeding dynasty, was riding in Australia at the Scone Horse Trials when her steed failed to clear a jump, tripping and crushing her.

Inglis was riding her horse, Coriolanus, when it tripped from a botched jump, crushing her. Facebook

Inglis was riding her horse, Coriolanus, when it tripped from a botched jump, crushing her.

Enlarge Inglis's death prompted a social media outreach of support with the hashtag #RideForOlivia. Facebook

Inglis’s death prompted a social media outreach of support with the hashtag #RideForOlivia.

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The Inglis family, which has built their lives and reputation around horses since 1867, has received an outpouring of support from across the world, with the hashtag #RideForOlivia.

“We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and sympathy from family and friends throughout the school, equestrian and thoroughbred communities,” her parents, Arthur and Charlotte Inglis said in a statement. “We are so proud of Olivia and the beautiful young woman she was in every way. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to share our passion for horses with our children.”

The family is calling for photos of people on horses to create a large mosaic of Olivia, they said.

The horse, Coriolanus, suffered a displaced fracture in his neck from the fall and was euthanized on Wednesday morning.

Olivia’s funeral will be held on March 14.

ang@nydailynews.com

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