A HORSE riding instructor from Ruyton XI Towns died after falling from her horse, a coroner has concluded.

Carolyn Robertson, 64 and from The Mill in Wykey, was found by her daughter and partner on February 13, in the manège near the house.

A keen rider, she was an equine teacher at Walford College and together with her daughter ran an eventing team.

At an inquest, held virtually, coroner for Shropshire John Ellery heard how at around 4.30pm on February 13, Ms Robertson decided to go out riding on her horse Rio.

At around 5.20pm, her daughter Lauren was in the house when she saw Rio stand up quickly in the manège without Ms Robertson.

She saw Rio running free and Ms Robertson lying on her back and went to catch the horse, telling her mother what she was doing.

Ms Robertson was unresponsive and an ambulance was called, with paramedics arriving around 20 minutes later.

Despite efforts from paramedics Ms Robertson was pronounced dead.

Ms Robertson was wearing full riding gear when she fell but landed on the wooden siding of the manège, resulting in spinal cord injuries.

At the inquest, Mr Ellery recorded a conclusion of accidental death

He said: "There is no evidence as to what caused the fall and I cannot speculate.

"What is clear though is that her fall was unwitnessed leading to the fatal injuries when she landed on the structure.

"In these circumstances I record a conclusion of accidental death."