A spokesman for the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society has confirmed that eight people were injured this afternoon, Wednesday (Aug 15) in an incident involving an escaped horse.

A horse taking part in a competition – on the second day of the Pembrokeshire Show – threw its rider and jumped a fence into the crowd.

As a result there were eight casualties.

Five people were taken to hospital including a 12-year-old boy and an 83-year-old male. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Medical crews on duty at the Withybush showground helped treat the injured along with other members of the emergency services. An Air Ambulance attended the scene but was not required.

The Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society’s Trustees, Mr Mike Davies, said: “At the moment our thoughts are with those who were injured.

“We also want to thank the emergency services who were on the scene very quickly and assisted the injured.”

He said there would be a full review into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Mr Davies also paid tribute to members of the public attending the show who reacted to the accident in a calm and helpful manner and who rendered valuable assistance.

He added that the show would continue as planned tomorrow, Thursday (Aug 16).

Photo: Tont Hisgett

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