20-year-old student dies in tragic accident at rodeo

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By Carina Murphy

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A Georgia woman has passed away after a freak rodeo accident in Tennessee.

Breanna Chadwick, 20, was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital last week after being hit by a gate that a horse had run into at the Chatsworth Saddle Club.

Per The Dalton Daily Citizen, the fatal incident occurred during a 'Parade of Wagons' performance which the aspiring elementary school teacher and Reinhardt University student was attending.

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At the time, her sister Kirsten Chadwick posted on Facebook about her condition. "Lord Please Pray for my sister Breanna Chadwick. She has been in a horrible accident," Kirsten wrote.

"We need all the prayers we can get for her. They [are] airlifting her to Erlanger Hospital and the Drs said to prepare for the [worst]," she added.

Sadly, Breanna did not recover from her injuries and passed away on Friday (July 8).

In a touching obituary, the Georgia native's family described how she "touched so many lives". They added:

"She always had a beautiful smile and was full of sass. You could always find her at Chick-fil-A getting a lemonade or at Bruster’s getting a single scoop of birthday cake ice cream. She loved the color teal, her jeep, Lily, and Peanut, but most of all she loved her family and friends." 

The obituary continued: "She grew up playing softball, basketball, and lacrosse and was attending Reinhardt University to be a 3rd grade teacher. She loved all kids and they loved her. She touched so many lives and will continue for many years."

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Breanna's funeral service was held yesterday (July 13). Meanwhile, The Saddle Club has also organized a candlelit vigil in her honor that will take place this Friday (July 15).

"After a lot of tears and heavy considerations, we have spoken with a member of the Chadwick family. At [their] request the shows will go on and parade. We will have a candlelight vigil in honor of Breanna Chadwick," the club wrote in a Facebook post.

"We will also be offering ribbons for anyone who wants to wear one during the parade and remaining shows of the week," they added.

A GoFundMe page has also been launched to help her family cover medical bills and funeral costs. The fundraiser - which so far has raised over $23,000  - will also be used to start a scholarship fund in her name.

Our thoughts go out to Breanna's family, friends, and loved ones at this time.

Featured Image Credit: Anita Gellatly / Alamy

20-year-old student dies in tragic accident at rodeo

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

A Georgia woman has passed away after a freak rodeo accident in Tennessee.

Breanna Chadwick, 20, was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital last week after being hit by a gate that a horse had run into at the Chatsworth Saddle Club.

Per The Dalton Daily Citizen, the fatal incident occurred during a 'Parade of Wagons' performance which the aspiring elementary school teacher and Reinhardt University student was attending.

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Credit: GoFundMe

At the time, her sister Kirsten Chadwick posted on Facebook about her condition. "Lord Please Pray for my sister Breanna Chadwick. She has been in a horrible accident," Kirsten wrote.

"We need all the prayers we can get for her. They [are] airlifting her to Erlanger Hospital and the Drs said to prepare for the [worst]," she added.

Sadly, Breanna did not recover from her injuries and passed away on Friday (July 8).

In a touching obituary, the Georgia native's family described how she "touched so many lives". They added:

"She always had a beautiful smile and was full of sass. You could always find her at Chick-fil-A getting a lemonade or at Bruster’s getting a single scoop of birthday cake ice cream. She loved the color teal, her jeep, Lily, and Peanut, but most of all she loved her family and friends." 

The obituary continued: "She grew up playing softball, basketball, and lacrosse and was attending Reinhardt University to be a 3rd grade teacher. She loved all kids and they loved her. She touched so many lives and will continue for many years."

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Credit: Panther Media GmbH / Alamy

Breanna's funeral service was held yesterday (July 13). Meanwhile, The Saddle Club has also organized a candlelit vigil in her honor that will take place this Friday (July 15).

"After a lot of tears and heavy considerations, we have spoken with a member of the Chadwick family. At [their] request the shows will go on and parade. We will have a candlelight vigil in honor of Breanna Chadwick," the club wrote in a Facebook post.

"We will also be offering ribbons for anyone who wants to wear one during the parade and remaining shows of the week," they added.

A GoFundMe page has also been launched to help her family cover medical bills and funeral costs. The fundraiser - which so far has raised over $23,000  - will also be used to start a scholarship fund in her name.

Our thoughts go out to Breanna's family, friends, and loved ones at this time.

Featured Image Credit: Anita Gellatly / Alamy