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Harness horse trainer/driver Brooke Nickells injured in fall from her riding horse

The accident took place in Northern Florida.

Brooke Nickells is recovering in Delray Beach, Florida, from a fall from her riding horse that left her with three cracks in her pelvis and a broken right wrist. According to her father, trainer Bruce Nickells, “she coming real good, and her doctor said ‘it won’t be any problem, it just takes time to heal and don’t worry about your wrist, it will be as good as new.’”

The accident happened Saturday, Nov. 22, at Sunshine Meadows training center where Brooke had come south from her home in Indiana for the winter to help her father with training. She spent six days in the Delray Medical Center before being transferred to a Heartland rehabilitation center. “I think she’ll be out of here in a couple more days,” Nickells said of his daughter.

I’ve written about Brooke and her mother previously. Her father, Bruce Nickells, was driver/trainer and part owner of race horses my father also owned. Get well Brooke. I hope you are back in the sulky soon.

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