Woman injured by horse at Clermont

A man is assisting police after a woman was injured in Clermont this afternoon.

Shortly after 3.30pm, a man rode a horse into the Clermont showground and rode around the entertainment ring.

Investigations to date have revealed that as the man was attempting to exit the ring, a woman and a group of others attempted to close a gate which the horse has struck.

The gate then struck a 62-year-old New South Wales woman and the rider then rode into bushland at the back of the showgrounds.

The 62-year-old woman was taken to the Clermont Hospital for treatment of bruising and abrasions and her injures are believed to be non-life-threatening.

A man was taken into custody by police just after 4pm and he is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Police will remain in the area overnight.

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You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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