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Tribute paid to riding death girl

Tributes have been paid to a 15-year- old girl who died in an accident at a riding school on Thursday.

Police said it appeared Jade South, who lived with her family in Linton near Ross on Wye, died after her horse fell on her at about 1330 GMT.

The school, in Pauntley Court, Redmarley, had been hired out for a day-long rally.

A family friend said: "Her life may have been short but due to wonderful parents, she was extremely happy."

The 74-year-old, who did not wish to be named added: "Jade was horse-mad. She had a wonderful happy life and she died doing exactly what she wanted to do most in all her life."

Miss South lived with her parents, Paul and Claire, and her 12-year-old brother.



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