Excellent news about William Fox-Pitt. One month after suffering a head trauma from a fall in the cross country phase at the 2015 World Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, the Olympic medallist is finally back home.
After a prolonged stay at the Angers hospital, he flew back to Britain last week and checked in at Poole General Hospital. There, he continued to make progress and has now been discharged to continue his rehabilitation at home.
“It is fantastic to be back home, it feels like it has been a long time away from my family,” Fox-Pitt said in a statement published on his website. “I would like to thank all the doctors in France from the team at Le Lion D’Angers to those who looked after me in the ICU in Angers. The rehab team in Poole General Hospital have been incredibly thorough.”
“The team at home have been doing an amazing job keeping everything going but luckily everything is quiet as the horses are all on their end of season break. I am looking forward to making a full recovery over the winter.”
The family has requested privacy during Fox-Pitt’s recovery.