Young riding star killed

Hannah Wiley who was killed when her horse fell on her on Friday.

An aspiring young Tyrone show-jumper tragically died after a horse fell on her at an event on Friday night.

13-year-old Hannah Wiley from Artigarvan was competing at Eglinton Equestrian Club in Derry at the time of the accident.

Hannah was a talented sportswoman who was recently described as a “rising star” at the Clogher Valley Badminton League prize-giving and congratulated for her “talent and commitment to the sport”.

The Strabane Academy pupil was a first class student, receiving a Silver Crest Award from the British Science Association after taking part in the ‘Big Bang’ science fair in Belfast.

Academically Hannah achieved awards for ‘Best in School’, ‘Best in Year” and a Silver Award in the UK Mathematics Trust Junior Maths Challenge.

Hannah’s family are well known and respected throughout the Artigarvan and Strabane areas.

Her mother Ethna is a member of Artigarvan Primary School parents association and is treasurer of the Moorlough Riding Club in the village.

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has offered her heartfelt sympathy to Hannah’s family.



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