Rescue teams came to the aid of a woman who was thrown from her horse in Powys.

Brecon Mountain Rescue team were called into assist Dyfed-Powys Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service after a woman fell from her horse who was riding near Builth Wells.

The team were called to help the woman who had been riding with a group in the hills above Hundred House was kept “warm and comfortable” by the group she was with.  


After being found by the rescue team, they and members of the Welsh Ambulance Service who managed to secure the woman so she could be transported from the scene.

They then called in a Coastguard helicopter who managed to airlift her away to hospital.

A spokesperson for the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team said: “The team were contacted by Dyfed-Powys Police with a request from the Welsh Ambulance Services University NHS Trust (WAST) for assistance with a fallen horse rider on the hills above Hundred House.

“The team worked alongside WAST paramedics to assess the casualty on scene and then transfer her to the Maritime Coastguard Helicopter, Rescue 187 to be lifted to hospital.

“The lady had been incredibly well looked after by the people she was riding with, keeping her warm and comfortable until help arrived. The team wish her well for a good recovery.”