A tragedy occurred at the Baker Area Community Center on Saturday afternoon as a barrel racer from out of state was thrown from her horse, suffering fatal injuries. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation into the incident.
According to a report from the OCSO, the 56-year old woman had just competed at the Baker Rodeo and was leaving the area down an exit ramp when her galloping horse suddenly moved, causing the rider to strike a large wooden pole.
- Despite being rushed to a local hospital, she later died from her injuries.
- The fence shown in the photo was not up at the time of the tragic incident.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has extended their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.