Woman injured after falling off horse at Ridgefield park

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Map of Whipple Creek Park

A 40-year-old woman was hospitalized after falling off a horse Friday afternoon at Whipple Creek Park in Ridgefield, west of the fairgrounds.

The incident was reported at 12:57 p.m. at 17202 N.W. 21st Ave., about one-third of a mile down a trail in the 300-acre wooded park, according to Fire District 6 Battalion Chief Todd Iremonger. He described the park as hilly and said the agency sent in its technical rescue team with specialized, all-terrain equipment to get the woman out on a backboard.

She was transported by ambulance to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with injuries that were described as not life-threatening. Her name was not released.