Showjumper Vicki Wilson falls from horse during rehearsal
A showjumping celebrity has suffered a concussion and memory loss after falling from her horse.
Vicki Wilson fell during the final rehearsal for the Riding with the Stars horse event held at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton on the weekend.
Wilson - who is one of the country's top showjumpers - was due to perform with her sisters, Kelly and Amanda.
The trio are known for their television show, Keeping Up With The Kaimanawas.
Amanda Wilson told the crowd on Saturday her sister suffered a concussion and memory loss following a fall at rehearsals.
"The show must go on," she wrote alongside a photo from the event on Saturday night.
On Friday night, the event showcased some of the best horse riders from New Zealand and Australia in dressage and showjumping.
Wilson participated in the events in front of a large crowd, with more than $16,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Their show replicated specially choreographed performances adapted to the live show, and showcased the special bond the girls with wild horses.
After news of Wilson's fall spread, friends and fans left messages on Facebook hoping she would get better soon.
Wilson is well known for her bareback jumping displays and work with the Kaimanawa ponies.
TV One's series Keeping Up With The Kaimanawas followed the sisters' journey from the 2014 Kaimanawa muster and training for the Stallion Challenges at Equidays.
The sisters are known for training problematic horses.
"Most of my horses are everybody's writeoffs," Vicki, 26, said previously.
The sisters take a different approach to training at the Showtym Horses stables in Northland, being worked in hills and rivers.
Their parents, John and Heather, own the property, which has an arena and stables.
Family could not be reached for comment on Saturday night.