Update regarding William Fox-Pitt: 19/10/2015

19th Oct 2015

On Saturday 17th October, Britain’s William Fox-Pitt and his horse Reinstated fell during the cross country phase of the 2015 FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, France.

The emergency teams arrived immediately and gave William all necessary care in order to manage his transport to the Angers Hospital. The horse was uninjured.

We ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time; his family and support team are very grateful for all the concern expressed.


1.00pm Monday 19 October

William had a good night and remains stable and under sedation; he will undergo further tests later today. 

On behalf of the Fox-Pitt family and their support team at home, William’s wife Alice Fox-Pitt would like to express her thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes, it means a tremendous amount to them all that everyone is thinking of William.

We will continue to release updates as and when further information is made available.

11.30am Monday 19 October

On Saturday the following statement was released: “William has suffered a head trauma but is otherwise fine. He is comfortable and stable under sedation and will be under constant observation.”

At present, there is no change in William's condition; he has undergone more tests and will remain sedated and under observation.

Further updates will be published as soon as they are made available.