Character's Name: Lacey Mckinn
Career Shown: N/A
Horse's Name: BSA Debutante
Career Shown: N/A
Show Tier:</b> Local
Event: Cross country
Class: XC D-2
Blue Stone Acres had flown most of their horses over. They came from Chicago and they always came over to the UK for a few weeks and compete. Lacey was electrified to be there. She had come every other year with her old pony pepper, but pepper was just too old to compete at the level she wanted. So Lacey had bought a horse over in the UK months before and had ridden him a month here and there when she could afford to fly back and forth.
Lacey woke early in her hotel room, she had to get ready and head out to the show grounds. She made sure she had everything before she set off to the barn at 5 am. Her run time wasn't tilled closer to 11 but she liked to be there early. Once Lacey arrived she saw her beautiful new mare Debutante or Debbie. She was ecstatic to compete in their first show.
Lacey watched the weather carefully she didn't like the way the clouds looked. It was going to rain. Lacey knew the minute it started to poor she should've put her pride aside and scratched, but she was determined she would just have to be careful.
"Ryan, can you give me a leg up?" She asked her brother in law as he was just observing the horses. He nodded and gave the younger girl a leg up. Lacey walked over to the warm up arena and began walking around. She eventually saw her sister coming to coach her.
"Put your leg on and count" Trinity instructed, Lacey was getting more nervous by the second the rain wasn't lighting up. Debutante flew over the jumps as if they were nothing. Lacey nervously exited the warm up arena and went to the box.
She could feel her heart pumping she had a bad feeling, if only she realized it before it was her turn. She took off out of the box galloping. She was extra cautious making sure to take all the safe routes.
They were halfway done, Lacey still had a bad feeling though, they quickly approached the one stride, Lacey asked for a bit more collection and the mare ignored her taking it long which then taking the second jump long. Though when she landed and went to take another step Debutante slipped in the mud and began falling sideways. Lacey landed hard on the ground with a thud while Debutante fell on top of her, though the mare quickly got up and took off galloping. Lacey laid there in agony as paramedics rushed over.
"My back, my back, it's my back!" Lacey yelled she was in extreme pain, the two emergency helpers got the stretcher and gently placed Lacey on it. They then took her to the ambulance where she was taken to hospital where x-rays confirmed she broke her back, luckily she was not paralysed though she will not be riding in the mean time.
Debutante had no major injuries just a small cut and was a nervous wreck, she will be used in Blue Stone Acres lesson program until Lacey is healed enough to begin riding.