She was entering a contest with the rest of her club.
A 12-year-old girl lost her life this Sunday morning in La Buisse, north of Grenoble, in Isère, trampled by the hooves of her horse, report France Bleu Isère and France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
The drama took place at the equestrian center Le Troubadour, which organized a horse show in the morning.
The young girl had fallen before passing under the hooves of her animal, specifies the public prosecutor Éric Vaillant, quoted by France 3.
Emotion at the local riding committee
After the drama, the center immediately ended the contest.
“Following a big accident this morning and after consultation with the coaches and the jury, the competition is cancelled.
Thank you for your understanding,” the center posted on its Facebook page, a message followed by several comments of condolence.
“The thoughts of everyone at the Departmental Riding Committee go to parents, family, friends and the entire Troubadour team… There are no words…”, reacted the Departmental Riding Committee. of Isere.
An investigation was opened by the Grenoble prosecutor's office to establish the causes of the girl's death and "to carry out all the necessary checks".
The investigation will be carried out by the gendarmes of the company of Saint-Marcellin (Isère), specifies the prosecutor quoted by France 3.
In 2019, Thaïs Meheust, a 22-year-old rider, lost her life in a fall during a disputed cross in Orne.
The young rider then participated in the French Championship for 7-year-old horses.