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|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1988|
|Death: ||Nov., 2006|
Mia Eriksson, 17, suffered a fatal accident while competing on a cross country course during the three-day event at Galway Downs. She had been riding her 7-year-old horse, Koryography, at Fence 19 when she fell.
Hundreds of spectators saw the accident.
Eriksson died Saturday afternoon at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.
Eriksson's death was the first ever at Galway Downs. Over the previous 12 years at Galway Downs, there have been more than 12,000 mounts.
Worldwide in 2005, there were no equestrian-related rider death and Eriksson's death is the first one in the sport in 2006. More than 120 riders from throughout the nation and Canada participated.
Note: Older sister Shana Virginia Eriksson was killed in a riding accident in Fresno, California in 2003.
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
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