NICOLA WILSON remains in intensive care in hospital as she continues to recover from her fall at the Badminton Horse Trials.

Wilson, who is based at Danby Wiske, near Northallerton, fell from JL Dublin during the cross-country phase of Badminton, on Saturday, May 7.

The reigning European eventing champion, who was also a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, was immediately taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where she has remained ever since.

She is still receiving treatment in intensive care, having suffered extensive spinal injuries.

It is anticipated she will remain in Bristol for at least another week, before potentially being transferred to a specialist spinal unit closer to her North Yorkshire home.

A statement released on her website said: "Nic is still in intensive care, and is expected to remain there for the next week to ten days, before being moved to a spinal unit closer to home. She remains comfortable and in good spirits.

"Dubs is happy and content, and is enjoying the sunshine and the spring grass.

"Nic, Alastair and Mary would like to thank everyone at Southmead Hospital for the outstanding care and attention she is getting from the expert team there.

"They would also like to say how grateful they are for all of the messages of support they have had."