This is a horrible, traumatic event and I can’t even begin to imagine how awful it is for everyone connected to the horse and to Dorothee. I hope she isn’t critically injured and that she makes a full and speedy recovery.
And yes, it may be too soon but I can’t help remembering that she was one of the 151 international riders who signed a petition protesting the FEI’s mandatory helmet rule at GP. This horrific accident could just as easily have happened during her test as during the awards ceremony, and no amount of horse training or rider skill could have prevented it. An excellent reminder of why the helmet rule must apply at all levels.