COLTON, Ore. -- An experienced Oregon horseback rider was rescued and taken to a Portland hospital after she was thrown off her horse and it rolled over her, according to a Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman.
Gemma Abraham, 56, was riding her horse near her home when it got into a hornets nest and was stung. The horse bucked, causing Abraham to fall off and then it rolled over her.
Abraham suffered significant injuries.
Abraham was riding with a companion near her rural home southeast of Portland. The companion was able to reach a location with cell phone reception and call 911.
Except for the stings, the horse, Nombre was unhurt.
A number of area fire departments and search and rescue units responded. Abraham was carried out on a stretcher and airlifted to Oregon Health and Science University. Phillips said Tuesday night she was in stable condition and being evaluated.