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American Canyon Girl, 7, Dies in Horseback Riding Accident

Seven-year-old Jennifer Lorena Ramirez was riding with her family Monday afternoon when her horse reared up and fell on her, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. Reported by Bay City News Service.

An American Canyon girl died Monday while horseback riding in unincorporated Napa County, a sheriff's captain said.

Jennifer Lorena Ramirez, 7, was riding with family members in the 2100 block of American Canyon Road when the horse reared up, Napa County sheriff's Capt. Tracey Stuart said.

Both Ramirez and the 5-year-old horse fell to the ground, and the horse landed on top of the girl.

The American Canyon Fire Protection District responded to the incident around 3:55 p.m., Stuart said. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:08 p.m., Stuart said.

Stuart said the girl's father and brother were riding with her when the accident happened.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

By Bay City News Service.

Desiree October 10, 2012 at 10:26 PM
So sad ;(
Belle (Orchid Lady) October 10, 2012 at 11:57 PM
:( I'm so sad to hear this. My heart goes out to her friends and family, and the kids at her school. Rest in peace little angel.
wiseone October 11, 2012 at 04:30 AM
How tragic! Horses are wonderful creatures but can be unpredictable. My siblings and I rode as children and it is amazing that we lived to tell about it. My heart goes out to this little girl's family, too. I can't imagine their sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of grief.

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