EUROPEAN individual eventing champion Nicola Wilson remains in a “stable” condition in hospital after suffering a cross-country fall during the Badminton Horse Trials at the weekend.

Wilson, who is based at Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol on Saturday following a fall towards the end of her round with JL Dublin.

“Following her fall from JL Dublin at Badminton Horse Trials, Nicola has had a comfortable night in hospital and is conscious in a stable condition awaiting further tests,” read a statement posted on Wilson’s official website yesterday.

“She is receiving the best possible care from the team at Southmead Hospital.

“Alistair (Wilson’s husband) and the rest of the family are very grateful for all of the messages of support, and these are being shared with Nicola.

“‘Dubs’ (JL Dublin) is in good form and will be making his way back to Yorkshire later today. We will bring you further updates as and when we can.”

Wilson, 45, won European individual and team gold aboard JL Dublin in Switzerland last year.

She was also a member of Great Britain’s silver medal-winning team at the London 2012 Olympics.

Saturday’s cross-country action at Badminton was watched by a crowd of more than 100,000 as the event returned following a three-year absence.

Laura Collett and London 52 were the star performers in the cross-country phase, ahead of Tokyo Olympics team gold medal-winning colleague Oliver Townend, who impressed on both Swallow Springs andBallaghmor Class.

Meanwhile, in horseracing, Charlie Hills’ Garrus is likely to contest the Group Two 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York after a gallant run in defeat in the Abernant at Newmarket last month.

The grey was partnered by Ryan Moore for his second run of the season and was only narrowly denied a Group Three victory when beaten a short head by Chris Wall’s Double Or Bubble.

“He ran really well, we thought he was unfortunate not to win really,” Hills said of the performance.

York is next on agenda for the gelded son of Acclamation, who landed the Barriere Prix de Meautry at Deauville last term and has prior form on the Knavesmire after taking the Listed Westow Stakes there as a three-year-old in his days with Jeremy Noseda.

“He’s going to run at York. He’s won nicely at York before as well and I would expect this track to suit him better than Newmarket,” said Hills.