Horse Rider, Gracie Spinks Found Dead In Suspected Murder

Georgie Spinks - credit; Facebook

Horse Rider, Gracie Spinks Found Dead In Suspected Murder

Horse rider, Gracie Spinks has been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide.

Gracie Spinks, 23, was an avid horse rider and model. On Friday (18 June) she was found dead after being fatally injured in an attack, in a field near Duckmanton, Derbyshire. Paramedics fought to save her life but she died at the scene.

Derbyshire Police have confirmed that they are linking the deaths of the Gracie and a man whose body was found nearby soon after.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said;

We appreciate that what has happened in Duckmanton will have shocked and upset many people in the community and officers will carry out extra patrols in the coming days.”

“We would urge you to stop and speak to an officer if you wish to raise any concerns.”

Soon after the tragic news, a friend of the horse rider, Abbey Griffin set up a GoFundMe page. At the wish of Gracie’s parent, all funds are being put toward the upkeep of her horse, Paddy.

Paying tribute to Gracie with the GoFundMe page, Abbey wrote;

Gracie was a beautiful girl at just 23 years old she had already touched so many people’s life and what gorgeous memories she leaves behind.”

“She was a caring and loving individual and was always happy to help. She was also so so stubborn and she’d always stand up for what was right. If you knew Gracie you’d also know she was horsey mad and had the most gorgeous horse called Paddy whom she loved dearly.

“Although no amount of money could ever bring Gracie back, I ask that you please donate what ever you can to help her family at this moment. We all love you so dearly Gracie, behave up there.”

Friends, the local community, and equestrian’s worldwide have already flooded to support the fundraiser after the upsetting news. Raising over double the £2,500 goal already, with donations coming from as far as Australia, the news has shocked multiple communities. All of whom, want to reach out a helping hand.

Abbey will also be organising a balloon release from the Markham Vale Business Park, where Ms Spinks worked. This will take place on Monday, June 28 and be a chance to allow friends to say their goodbyes.

To donate to the Grace Spinks GoFundMe appeal, visit

Header Image: Georgie Spinks [image credit – Facebook]

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