Tiggy Hancock, the Irish equestrian community is grieving the death of a promising eventing talent who died in a training accident yesterday (16 June).
Everyone in the Irish equestrian community is in shock hearing of Tiggy’s death. We’ve watched her since a tiny girl on ponies to winning a European Championship medal. Incredible rider and lovely girl. Our hearts go out to Jane and family xhttps://t.co/498WeV6o0s
— Suzanne Campbell (@campbellsuz) June 17, 2021
Who was Tiggy?
Tiggy Hancock, 15, suffered a catastrophic injury while practicing with the group in Greenogue, Dublin. She was sent to the hospital, where she died later.
Tiggy won a pony bronze medal for Ireland in 2019, a year after she began eventing, and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is among those who have paid tribute to her.
Tiggy was a gifted young rider and a valued member of the HSI pony high-performance eventing program, according to an HSI representative. Tiggy won a pony bronze medal for Ireland in 2019, a year after she began eventing, and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is among those who have paid tribute to her.
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Tiggy was a gifted young rider and a valued member of the HSI pony high-performance eventing program, according to an HSI representative. Following a string of impressive results in 2019, she was picked to represent Ireland at the under-16 European eventing team championships in Poland, where she and her teammates claimed a team bronze medal.
Tiggy has also had success against senior riders this year, placing fourth and sixth in the CCI2*-S at Millstreet earlier this month on Coppenagh Spring Sparrow and Monarch of the Glen, respectively.
Tiggy was loved by both junior and senior members of the Irish equestrian family, and her death would be felt by all, according to an HSI representative. The Tiggy Hancock family is well-known in Ireland for their dedication to the equestrian community, and their loss will be felt by all who know them.
The people were deprived of one of the riding angels
“The world has lost an angel today,” a friend posted on Facebook. Tiggy, the world’s most compassionate, sensitive, bright, motivated, and truly brilliant equestrian rider has accomplished more in a lifetime than most of us will, she added. Her love for her ponies and horses was unmatched, but more importantly, Tiggy, the genuinely wonderful little lady who touched so many lives with her HUGE smile that always radiated from her, brought joy to so many people.
Tiggy Hancock, you have a place in all of our hearts, and we will all miss you. We hope you’re having the time of your life with your favourite pony. The death of a young individual is usually very difficult to grasp, according to the HSI spokesman. For many of Tiggy’s teammates and friends in the sport, this will be a trying moment.
Horse Sport Ireland has a designated support person to assist those who have been affected, and they or their parents are encouraged to seek help. HSI requested that the family’s wish for privacy be honoured at this time.
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