Tiggy Hancock Wiki – Tiggy Hancock Bio
Tiggy Hancock was a Horse rider who was described as a rising star in showjumping events.
She was from outside Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, and part of a family with a long connection with the equestrian sport said the Independent.
She was a keen equestrian for many years as a Carlow and Kilkenny Hunt Pony Club member and a very successful working hunter pony competitor.
The equestrian community in Ireland is in mourning following the tragic death of a young rider who suffered severe injuries during a training session.
The tragic death of talented 15-year-old horse rider Tiggy Hancock has been met with shock and sadness in her local community in Carlow.
She was 15 years old.
Cause of Death
On Wednesday afternoon, June 16, “following a tragic accident at a squad training event in Greenogue, Dublin,” said HSI.
She was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin but later passed away.
It is understood that Tiggy fell from a horse at a jump, reported the Independent.
HSI said: “The loss of a young person is all consistently particularly hard to comprehend.
“This will be a difficult time for many of Tiggy’s teammates and friends in the sport.
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“Horse Sport Ireland has a designated support person to assist individuals affected, and would encourage them or their parents to come forward to seek support.
“Please email: [email protected]”
The Irish Pony Society announced on Facebook: “The Spring Show due to take place in Raheen Na Gun this weekend will not go ahead.”
Police in Dublin confirmed an investigation into the teen’s death is ongoing, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
A garda spokeswoman added: “The Coroner has been notified of this tragic incident.
“The Health and Safety Authority have also been notified and will carry out an examination tomorrow, Thursday 17th June, 2021.”
Greenogue Equestrian Centre in Dublin said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the poor child.
“She was a star in the equestrian community and will be hugely missed.”
Devastated friends have also paid tribute to Tiggy on social media.
One wrote: “Rip tiggy …forever in our hearts”.