Our thoughts and well-wishes are with Australian five-star eventer Paul Tapner and his connections, who issued the following statement on Facebook today:
“Paul took a fall out hacking on Wednesday evening.
“Following scans it has been found that he has two tiny bleeds on his brain. One of the bleeds has unfortunately caused him to have a very mild stroke.
“He has remained conscious and is starting to be less distressed and more restful. The consultant says she can not see why he will not make a full recovery, but that this will be slowly over weeks and possibly months.
“Georgina, Joshua and Madison would like to thank everybody for being so supportive and of course are so grateful to the medical teams. They have been overwhelmed by support and offers of help.
“We will update as necessary when we can. Please bear with us and understand that Paul’s family would appreciate a bit of space at this distressing time
All at Team Tapner”
We will keep this post updated.