Thibault Fournier Showing Signs of Progress After Fall [UPDATED 10/29]

Thibault Fornier and Siniani de Lathus. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Update on 10/29:

An update from today on Thibault’s Facebook page shows even more progress being made, as Thibault was able to stand for a few moments. On 10/25, the page also posted that Thibault was also able to eat a bit.

Update on 10/24:

Thibault has passed two milestones in his recovery, according to the most recent update posted on his social media pages. We’re pleased to report that Thibault is no longer under respiratory assistance and is also no longer under sedation — both excellent updates. We will continue to monitor for updates on his condition and will provide them as they become available.

24-year-old French eventer Thibault Fournier has opened his eyes and continues to make slow progress after a fall on cross country at Pompadour Horse Trials in France earlier this month. Thibault was competing Chactas Chalonges, a 7-year-old Selle Francais gelding, when he fell and was subsequently airlifted from the venue to CMU Limoges.

Thibault has been in a coma since the fall, but progress updates posted on his Facebook page show some positive steps made. We will continue to provide updates on Thibault’s condition as they become available.

A young rising star for the French team, Thibault swooped in to win his first attempt at the CCI5* level, taking home the top honors at Les Etoiles de Pau aboard Siniani De Lathus in 2018.