Victoria Pendleton unscathed

Victoria Pendleton emerged unscathed after her mount Vesperal Dream went through the wing of a fence in the ladies' open at the Hursley Hambledon point-to-point fixture at Larkhill in Wiltshire.

Victoria Pendleton: Came away unscathed

The dual Olympic cycling gold medallist was enjoying the ride on her own horse, trained by Alan Hill, in the search for a first point-to-point winner when they made a premature exit around halfway through the three-mile contest.

"They had a run-out through the wing, it was one those novicey things, but horse and rider are both OK," said Hill's wife, Lawney.

"They live to fight another day. It was just a bit of a miscommunication between jockey and horse.

"She was going beautifully and had jumped beautifully, so there were no problems as such. It was just a novicey error."

It was Pendleton's first mount of the new season following the last campaign in which she rode Pacha Du Polder to victory in a hunter chase at Wincanton and finished fifth on the same horse in the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

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