Police update: Man charged after woman struck by horse at Clermont

Police have charged a 41-year-old man with dangerous operation of a vehicle (namely a horse) causing grievous bodily harm following an incident at the Clermont Showgrounds yesterday.

It will be alleged a man riding a horse entered the entertainment ring at the showgrounds around 3.30pm. A 61-year-old NSW woman, who was heading towards a gate, was struck by the horse.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was transported to Clermont Hospital before being transferred to Mackay Hospital.

Police arrested a Clermont man near the incident a short time later. He has been charged with dangerous operation, common assault, trespass and obstruct police and is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

Please note: the woman is 61 and not 62 as reported yesterday.

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