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.



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