A Missouri teenager died Saturday from injuries she received in a riding accident in Henry County.
Lily Beth Covington, 13, of Camdenton, Mo., died Saturday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, according to a GoFundMe account set up on behalf of the family.
The accident took place Saturday at the Henry County Saddle Club, 100 Park Drive in Henry, according to information from the Henry Volunteer Fire Department.
According to the GoFundMe page, Covington was taking part in an obstacle course when her horse fell backward, landing on her.
A landing zone was set up for an air ambulance at Henry School, and she was airlifted to the Nashville hospital, where she died from injuries received during the fall.
According to the page, Covington began riding horses in the western discipline in 2016, and she began showing in 4-H and in many horse shows near her home in Missouri.
She took part in the halter, showmanship, western pleasure, English hunter and speed classes.
She got her own horse, Cassie, in 2018, and the pair won a high point buckle the Mid-Missouri Clover Circuit in 2019.
“Henry County Saddle Club would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Lily Covington,” the club said in a Tuesday morning statement. “Lily’s passing has deeply affected us all and we are heartbroken beyond words. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family defray medical and funeral expenses, and be found at the Saddle Club’s Facebook page, or by searching for Lily Covington at gofundme.com.