Equestrian dies after falling from horse at New Jersey event

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Posted: May 15, 2016 3:09 AM

ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Organizers say a 33-year-old rider has died after she fell from her horse during an equestrian competition at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1sdz4Pz) that Philippa Humphreys fell at a fence while competing in the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event on Saturday. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Humphreys' horse, Rich N Famous, was not hurt.

Event chairman Dan Wunderlich says in a statement that everyone involved with the competition is "deeply saddened by today's tragic news."

Humphreys, a British citizen, has been living in Rockford, Michigan.

The Jersey Fresh International is a qualifying selection event for the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team. It also helps determine participants for the United States and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com