Olympic gold medal equestrian Beezie Madden broke her collar bone in a nasty fall at the Empire Grand Prix Sunday.
Madden and her horse fell on course at the open water obstacle. Both walked off together, but a visit to the doctor revealed the broken bone. The horse was not hurt.
Madden will undergo surgery to fix the break, but hopes not to be out of the saddle for long.
"It's unfortunate, but these things happen in this sport. I have a great string of horses with a hugely supportive team of owners, sponsors and co-workers behind me and have no doubt I will be back in the saddle soon," said Madden.