Courtney King-Dye Injured in Horse Accident

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Courtney King-Dye. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Courtney King-Dye. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LOXAHATCHEE, Florida, Mar. 3–Courtney King-Dye, a United States Olympic team rider, fell from a horse that slipped while schooling Wednesday and was helicoptered to the hospital with a skull fracture.

Her husband, Jason, her father, longtime coach Lendon Gray, a two-time Olympian, and others were at the hospital where her condition was being closely monitored.

The fall occurred when the legs slipped from under the horse.

The Trauma Hawk helicopter flew her to a hospital in West Palm Beach.

Doctors were keeping her sedated while closely monitoring her condition that was described as a skull fracture with some slight bleeding from the brain.

Courtney, 32, is based at Bel Air Farm in Millbrook, New York, during the summer and in Wellington, Florida during the winter.

On Idocus, she represented the USA for the first time at the World Cup in Las Vegas in 2007 then again in The Netherlands in 2008.

She rode Harmony’s Mythilus for the USA at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong in 2008.