It’s with sadness that we report Philippa Humphreys has died due to injuries sustained after a fall at the Jersey Fresh International.
The following statement was released by the Jersey Fresh International:
It is with deep regret that we announce that rider #52, Philippa Humphreys, 33, suffered fatal injuries in a fall at fence 16, the table, on the cross country course of the CCI3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Humphreys, a British citizen living in Rockford, Michigan, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in nearby Hamilton, NJ, where she was pronounced dead by the attending physician. Her horse, Rich N Famous, was uninjured.
“All of us connected with the Jersey Fresh International are deeply saddened by today’s tragic news and we extend our condolences to Philippa’s husband, Peter, and to her entire family,” said Dan Wunderlich, Chairman of the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event.
In addition to Ms. Humphreys tragic passing, Skyler Decker’s horse Inoui Van Bost was humanely euthanized at a Millstone, NJ Veterinary Clinic after a fall at fence 19 on the CCI** course.
Our thoughts go out to all those touched by these awful tragedies.