Tributes paid to Wyndham St John, who died after showjumping fall

  • Tributes have been paid to former Olympic eventer Wyndham St John, who died on Monday in Spain.

    The 63-year-old Canadian suffered a ruptured aneurysm and mind bleed when she fell from her horse throughout a global showjumping competitors. She was airlifted to a specialist neurological unit however died in hospital on 6 March.

    “Wyn and I had one of the best 34 years collectively, our widespread passions and targets took us world wide,” her husband José mentioned.

    “The final three weeks of competitors Wyn was very pleased, doing what she cherished, planning competitions, getting ready the horses and executing on the highest degree. She achieved success within the greatest showjumping competitions in Europe.

    “Wyn leaves an unavoidable void. I would love for all of us to recollect and cherish Wyn for what she was, an unimaginable human being, caring, loving and one of the best individual I used to be fortunate to have met.

    “To honour her, keep in mind a reminiscence of Wyn and preserve it in your coronary heart for ever.”

    Wyndham St John was born in Vancouver however moved to the UK, and was “an completed Canadian equestrian all through her life”, an Equestrian Canada spokesman mentioned.

    Wyndham competed on the 2000 Olympics and the 2002 Olympic Video games on Oliver, and in 2014, she switched to showjumping, competing all through Europe till final month.

    “Often called a sort and real lady with an exquisite sense of humour, she lived joyfully doing what she cherished,” the EC spokesman mentioned.

    “She shall be fondly remembered by all who knew her and leaves reminiscences of a devoted horsewoman, accomplice, and good friend within the Canadian and worldwide equestrian group.”

    A spokesman for the Andalucia Sunshine Tour, the place Wyndham was competing final month, mentioned: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we hear of the passing of Wyndham St John – our ideas and prayers are near her family members. Her kindness and love will for ever be remembered by all of us.”

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