A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has sadly died during a horse riding incident in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police are compiling a report on behalf of the coroner following the tragic death of a two-year-old girl who was involved in a horse riding related incident on land at Kirkby Fleetham, near Northllerton.

It occurred at around 8am on Wednesday (September 15) and the girl died at hospital during the early hours of Thursday.

The girl’s family are receiving specialist support while enquiries are ongoing into the incident.

Police request that the family’s privacy is respected at this very difficult time.