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Girl, two, dies after falling from pony she was riding with hunt in Yorkshire 

A two-year-old girl has died after falling from a pony on a hunt in North Yorkshire.

The toddler tragically fell as she joined members of The Bedale Hunt at the gathering on Wednesday. 

Emergency services were called to the scene but the girl subsequently died as a result of her injuries.

A two-year-old girl has died after falling from a pony on a hunt in North Yorkshire. Stock picture

Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirmed paramedics attended the scene of the accident.

Officials at the Bedale Hunt said members are 'completely devastated but pulling together' for the girl's family.

In a statement, a hunt spokesperson said: 'We can confirm that a tragic accident happened on Wednesday, 15th September, when a two-year-old girl fell from her pony and subsequently lost her life.

'As a community we are all completely devastated but are pulling together to support the family involved.

'Our sincere condolences go to all those affected and we urge that everybody respects the family's privacy during what is a very distressing time.'  

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