Local riders pay tribute to dressage rider

Local riders pay tribute to dressage rider

Samantha Cawkwell from Lytham in Lancashire has died after being kicked by one of her horses. 


Known as Sam, the 31 year old was understood to have been bringing the horse in from the field when it kicked out, catching her in the head and neck.


Police and paramedics were called to the field in Ballam at 4.40pm on Sunday and Miss Cawkwell was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 


Sam, who ran a dressage company with her boyfriend Andrew Hackett, was a dressage rider and an experienced horse owner.


A Lancashire police spokesman said: “The incident took place on Sunday evening. We are happy that it was a tragic accident and therefore it is a matter for coroner Alan Wilson to whom our officers will send a report.”


Our thought are with Sam’s friends and family.