Tributes are being paid to a Chester-born woman who has been killed after falling from her horse in the United States.
Philippa Humphreys, who was mum to a six-month-old baby, was competing at the prestigious Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, in New Jersey, when she sustained fatal injuries.
The 33-year-old was born in Chester but grew up in Halkyn, Flintshire, and attended Rydal Penrhos school in Colwyn Bay from 1994-2001. She moved to America in 2005.
She was married to Peter, and the couple were parents to a baby girl called Millie Elizabeth.
Philippa lived on a horse farm in Michigan with her family, where she taught horse riding and traded horses. Her horse Rich n Famous was uninjured in the accident.
Her devastated mother Gill Richards, who lives in Halkyn, told The Chronicle's sister paper The Daily Post: “I saw Philippa only a week ago in America, I haven’t even unpacked my suitcase.
“I was supposed to stay for the horse event but now I think it’s a blessing in disguise I didn’t, it would have been too awful.
“Philippa loved horses, even as an eight-year-old she would get up at 5.45am to muck out her horse.
“When she had Millie we all knew she was never going to stop competing, which she did at a very high level.
“And Peter understood that it was her passion."
Philippa’s school Rydal Penrhos paid tribute to their former pupil, describing her as a 'much-loved pupil' during her time at the school.
"She has gone on to achieve a great deal throughout her career, something that our pupils have looked to as a sense of inspiration," a spokesperson said.
“Philippa was an immensely talented individual and so kind, caring and attentive, traits that ensure she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”
A college fund that has been set up in America to raise money for Millie has already raised $30,000. You can donate here