Woman (40s) dies in horse-riding accident

Heather Hewitt, RIP.

The woman who died in a horse-riding accident in Glenamaddy on Thursday, April 6th has been named as Williamstown resident Heather Hewitt (née Campbell).

Ms Hewitt, who was in her 40s and originally from East Sussex in England, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident at Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre.

It is believed the tragic accident occurred as a horse was being mounted and emergency services attended the scene before Ms Hewitt was taken to Galway University Hospital where a postmortem was conducted.

An investigator from the Health and Safety Authority also attended the scene last week.

Ms Hewitt is survived by her husband Kieran, daughter Beth, stepchildren Conor, Jack and Millie, parents, sister and extended family. Her funeral will take place at a later date in the UK.