Parents of Girl Killed in Hunter Valley, New South Wales Equestrian Competition Speak Out

March 9, 2016 Updated: March 9, 2016

The parents of the Australian teenager that was killed during an equestrian competition over the weekend have spoken out.

Olivia Inglis, 17, was killed when the horse she was riding fell on top of her after a jump and crushed her.

It was later announced that the horse Coriolanus was euthanized, due to severe injuries.

Charlotte and Arthur Inglis are heads of the renowned New South Wales horse breeding dynasty.


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They were watching when their daughter’s horse tripped and fell during the Scone Horse Trials, fatally crushing her. 

“We are so proud of Olivia and the beautiful young woman she was in every way. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to share our passion for horses with our children,” the parents said in a statement issued Wednesday through their company.

“This has led us on a great journey where we have been able to spend countless happy moments and special family times. So much to celebrate and a life so joyous and well lived.”

The funeral for Olivia Inglis is scheduled for Monday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. The service will be held at St Judes, Avoca Street Randwick, Sydney.