Woman hospitalized after being trampled by pony in Summerville

A woman was recovering in the hospital Wednesday after being trampled by a pony in Summerville, officials say.

The incident happened at Overly Stables, 1616 Rose Drive, the business’ owner Marka Dethier said.

A boarder was walking her pony along the grounds when another horse galloped by and spooked the animal, Dethier said.

The stable sits about a mile north of North Main Street.

The pony knocked the woman to the ground and stepped on her, injuring her head, Dethier said.

The injured woman was transported to Medical University Hospital with multisystem traumatic injuries, Pine Ridge Deputy Fire Chief Jon Ryan said.

Ryan would not identify the woman, citing HIPAA laws.

Dethier said the pony was relatively small in size, standing about 12 hands tall.

“He didn’t mean to hurt her,” she said. “He just got scared and didn’t see her standing there.”

Dethier said she immediately called 911 and that she was concerned about the woman’s blow to the head.

“It was scary and I wanted to make sure she was OK,” Dethier said.

The woman remained hospitalized Wednesday afternoon.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.

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