Horse Kills Woman In Freak Accident At Barrel Racing Event

By: KBTX Staff / KWTX
By: KBTX Staff / KWTX

WACO - A skilled horsewoman is killed when she is run over by a horse at a barrel racing event in Waco.

Jeanine McMinn, 62, of Magnolia, was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, but doctors weren't able to save her.

Witnesses said a horse was being led through a pen when it was somehow spooked, bolted from its lead and trampled McMinn.

The woman's daughter later rode in an event in tribute to her mother.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said police have classified the incident as an accident.

The Sunday night event was part of the 25th Annual American Novice Horse Association Shoot Out, an annual competition for barrel racers and riders who participate in pole bending.

McMinn's services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home, in Magnolia, with visitation scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.


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