Dana Cooke On Her Feet After Breaking Pelvis in Cross Country Fall

Dana Cooke standing during a recent physical therapy session. Photo courtesy of Dana Cooke.

Dana Cooke standing during a recent physical therapy session for the first time since her fall. Photo courtesy of Dana Cooke.

Dana Cooke broke her pelvis in three places after her fall on cross country at Five Points Horse Trials last weekend. Thankfully, her injury did not require surgery, and she is making progress during physical therapy sessions.

“Monday I started physical therapy, which was a bit more uncomfortable than I expected. (Tuesday) was way better, and I was able to stand!” Dana said. “In the next few days, I will be moving to the rehabilitation floor, where I will be for the next week or two. Intense therapy multiple times a day will hopefully put me on the fast track to a speedy recovery.”

Clayton Fredericks will keep some of the Kingfisher Park horses going until Dana can get back in the saddle, but she will still be actively teaching at her base in Mooresville, North Carolina, as soon as she is able.

“I want to thank everyone for the well wishes,” she said. “We are all so lucky to be in a sport that is so supportive!”

Keep (gently) kicking Dana! We look forward to seeing you back in the saddle soon!

[Dana Cooke, Sara Siegel Recovering from Injuries at Five Points]

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