A little girl has died after falling from a pony during a popular hunt in North Yorkshire.

The two-year-old was out riding with members of The Bedale Hunt on Wednesday when she fell.

Paramedics raced to the scene but the girl has sadly died from her injuries.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance also attended the scene.

Officials from the Bedale Hunt said their members are “completely devastated but pulling together” for the girl’s family, the Northern Echo reports.

In a statement, a hunt spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a tragic accident happened on Wednesday, 15th September, when a two-year-old girl fell from her pony and subsequently lost her life.

“As a community we are all completely devastated but are pulling together to support the family involved.

“Our sincere condolences go to all those affected and we urge that everybody respects the family’s privacy during what is a very distressing time."

The Mirror Online has contacted Yorkshire Air Ambulance for a statement.

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