William Fox-Pitt has returned to Britain yesterday after his condition improved enough that doctors deemed it safe for him to fly back home.
Fox-Pitt, who suffered a head trauma after falling during the cross country phase at the 2015 World Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, had been staying in a French hospital since October 17.
He took a turn for the better at the end of October, when he left the intensive care unit of the Angers hospital, and continued to make steady progress throughout November. Yesterday he was finally able to fly back to Britain, where his rehabilitation will continue.
“His recovery is likely to take time, but he is up and about and improving day by day,” his wife, Alice, said in a statement. “We are exceptionally grateful for the huge amount of support we have received.”
The family has requested privacy during Fox-Pitt’s recovery.
Image: William Fox-Pitt, shown here with Seacookie at the Chatsworth International Horse Trials 2008, has returned to Britain, where his rehabilitation will continue. Image by Smudge 9000 via Flickr, CC BY 2.0