Shaz Quigley, Sport Horse Producer in critical condition after freak accident

Shaz Quigley, Sport Horse Producer In Critical Condition After Freak Accident

Shaz Quigley, Sport Horse Producer in critical condition after freak accident

Shaz Quigley is in critical condition after being involved in a freak accident at a horse show on Saturday (3 July).

Sport horse producer and director of a bespoke horse box company, Shaz Quigley sustained a traumatic injury after being kicked in the head whilst attending the Summer Masters Show at SouthView Equestrian Centre, Cheshire. She was immediately taken to Leighton Hospital, Crewe.

Due to the extent of her injuries, Shaz was quickly transferred to the Royal Stoke Hospital in Staffordshire; a hospital which specialises in neurological care. Here, she was put into an induced coma, to give her the best chance of recovery.

In response to the terrible, freak accident, the equestrian community has rallied for support for Shaz and her family. Big equestrian names, such as six-time European champion show jumper, Robert Whitaker, and Nations Cups rider, Louise Saywell, have all extended their thoughts for the family across social media.


After the shocking updates on the sport horse producer’s condition, Louise commented;

We are all praying for a speedy recovery and our thoughts & prayers go out to the Quigley family.”

She further commented;

The world of show jumping is rallying in prayer for the speedy recovery of Shaz Quigley so whatever you do this week – take care and join us all in supporting her family.”

Also marking her support with a yellow heart-shaped ribbon on social media, equestrians across the nation have followed suit as a sign of respect.

The most recent update regarding Shaz’s condition came from her husband, David Quigley. On Monday (5 July), he announced;

Ella (Shaz’s daughter) and I would like to thank everyone hugely for their massive support for our Shaz. It has been overwhelming and we appreciate it truly. Shaz is in the critical care unit at the Royal Stoke and is in an induced coma but is stable, the next few days are critical so please please continue with the prayers . Ella and I really appreciate all the messages of support and the yellow ribbons on Facebook.”

The Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show will also be keeping the Quigley family in their thoughts as the event sets to go-ahead this week (7-11 July).

Sourcing yellow heart-shaped pin badges, the Bolesworth team have extended an invitation to all riders and spectators to collect and wear a badge whilst attending the show. The hearts will symbolise “the unbelievable positivity that is being generated by everyones ongoing & hugely appreciated support”.

Yellow heart pin-badges will be available to collect from the Bolesworth International Secretaries office, the Stable Managers marquee and the Hospitality marquee from today (7 July). There will also be badges at the Accreditation marquee for those without rider access to collect by request.

Header Image: Shaz Quigley [Image credit; David Quigley Facebook]

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