Girl killed in horse riding incident named

Police have named the 13-year-old girl that was killed in a horse riding incident in Omarama yesterday.

She was Eliza-Jayne Coetzee of Omarama. 

The 13-year-old girl died when she fell from the horse she had been riding in a paddock near Airport Rd in Omarama, about 30 kilometres south of Twizel in the Waitaki District.

The Herald understands she was riding in a paddock which is unused airport land.

A police spokesperson said their thoughts were with her family and friends at this tragic time.

Her death will be referred to the Coroner.

 

 

Add a Comment

drivesouth-pow-generic-1.png

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter