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Amateur jockey, 37, died after fall when her horse jumped a fence too low

AN amateur jockey died after a race fall when her horse jumped a fence too low, an inquest heard.

Lorna Brooke, 37, was thrown at the third fence by horse Orchestrated.

Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke died in April after a fall from her horse Orchestrated
Over her 20 year career as a jockey, Lorna (pictured leading a race) rode 17 winners in Britain and Ireland

Dr Jason Louis said she was not moving but fully conscious after April’s accident at Taunton racecourse in Somerset.

Ms Brooke, of Llandrindod Wells, Powys, was airlifted to hospital with a spinal cord injury but died ten days later.

Over 20 years she rode 17 winners in Britain and Ireland.

Assistant coroner Timothy Hayden gave an accidental death verdict.

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