Former GB rower and Army captain died after being thrown from spooked horse 'at 35mph' | The Sun

A FORMER Team GB rower and Army captain died after being thrown from her horse at 35mph, an inquest heard.

Tanya Brady, 49, was riding the animal in Liss, Hampshire, when it became "spooked".

The mum was found in a 10ft deep ditch after being thrown from the horse when it began running out of control.

Sadly Tanya couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene on April 28.

An inquest heard how her cause of death was given as multiple traumatic injuries to her chest.

Horrified witnesses said the horse had been acting "erratically" before the tragedy.

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One told the hearing: "The female rider took to the grass with her horse and the horse gathered speed.

"I estimate it got to 35mph across the green with the female rider screaming as she tried to get control of the horse.

"She was ejected from the horse, I heard a crack as she fell."

Recording a verdict of accidental death, Hampshire coroner Christopher Wilkinson said it was not clear what had spooked the horse.

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The inquest was told Tanya was commissioned into the Army and served with the Royal Logistics Corps.

Her devastated family said she was an "amazing individual who strived for perfection".

She rowed for the British Army and became a full-time athlete and member of Team GB – taking part in the rowing world championships in 2005.

Tanya got married in 2004 and left the Army a year later.

The coroner said: "Tanya was an accomplished Army officer, she was an accomplished sportswoman reaching an incredibly high level, she represented her country, the British Army, and she was a dedicated mother and wife.

"She led a life through passion and drive."

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