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Henry de Bromhead's 13-year-old son Jack has tragically died in pony riding accident

Henry de Bromhead's 13-year-old son Jack has tragically died in pony riding accident

Jack de Bromhead was injured during a festival in Ireland

Henry de Bromhead's young son has tragically died in a pony riding accident.

Jack de Bromhead was injured during the fifth race at the Glenbeigh Festival at Rossbeigh Beach, Kerry, Ireland.

Police and an ambulance crew were called to the scene after 5pm yesterday (3 September), but the 13-year-old sadly died as a result of his injuries.

The Garda said in a statement: "Gardai and the emergency services responded to reports of an incident at Rossbeigh Beach in County Kerry at approximately 5.20pm on Friday.

"A male in his teens received treatment at the scene following the incident but was later pronounced deceased.

"His body has since been removed to the morgue at University Hospital in Kerry."

A spokesperson for the festival told the Daily Mail: "Many of the members of the Glenbeigh Race Committee are parents themselves and they are devastated at the tragic events.

"Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the De Bromhead family and their friends."

Offering her condolences to Mr De Bromhead and his family, Suzanne Eade, the CEO of Horse Racing Ireland, said she was devastated by the news.

"Like everybody in the horse racing and pony racing community, I want to offer my deepest condolences to his parents Henry and Heather, his sisters Mia and Georgia and extended family, on the tragic loss of their beloved Jack," she said.

"Jack may have been only 13 but he was already incredibly popular in the racing community.

"His family and friends, his pony racing colleagues and all those who lives he touched are in our thoughts today during this numbing, devastating tragedy.

The 13-year-old died following an incident at a racing festival in Ireland.

"Horse Racing Ireland’s equuip department through the Industry Assistance Programme will assist in offering counselling for Jack’s pony racing colleagues and friends. May he rest in peace."

Pony Racing Ireland also expressed its best wishes with the family.

In a tweet, the organisation said: "We pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jack de Bromhead who tragically died in Glenbeigh on Saturday.

"It’s impossible to put into words the sense of grief and loss that is being felt by everyone involved so please give them time to mourn. RIP Jack."

A spokesperson for Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board CEO Darragh O’Loughlin said: "The directors and staff of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board extend their deepest sympathies to the De Bromhead family on the tragic loss of Jack yesterday. May he rest in peace."

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Topics: Animals