Many injured by a horse at the Pembrokeshire County Show in Haverfordwest


Medical crews on duty at the Withybush showground helped treat the injured along with other members of the emergency services. An air ambulance arrived at the scene. Five of those who were injured were taken to hospital, including a 12-year-old boy and an 83-year-old man. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. The area has been cordoned off and the horse has been captured. The horse was also injured. One witness said: ‘An out-of-control horse jumped into the crowd from the horse area, several people are reported to have been injured as it galloped through the trade stands.”  “The horse was out of control, jumped out of the ring, through the crowd and in between some of the stands,” another declared.

Air ambulance at the scene

Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society’s trustees, Mike Davies, said: “At the moment our thoughts are with those who were injured.” More than 100,000 visitors attend the three day event which is the biggest county agricultural show in Wales. The annual show was first held in 1784. Parts of the showground were closed off this year  as a result of the incident. Haverfordwest is the most populous urban area in Pembrokeshire. The 2011 census quoted a population of only 12,042.


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