What should have been a pleasant Sunday on horseback in the Bridgers on Sunday turned into an emergency rescue mission.

According to the official Press Release from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:

  • On Sunday at 11:30 AM, Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded to Bridger Bowl for a report of a woman who fell off a horse.
  • The 50 year old Bozeman woman was riding with a friend south of Bridger Bowl on U.S. Forest Service property.  
  • Her horse got spooked and she got bucked off.
  • She sustained a severe head injury when she landed.
  • Her partner was able to call 911.
  • Volunteer Rescuers from Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, AMR Ambulance, and the Bridger Canyon Fire Department were able to reach the woman by vehicle and four wheelers.
  • She was transported to a landing zone where Reach Air ambulance assumed care.
  • The woman was flown directly to Billings hospital.
(STOCK PHOTO - Photo courtesy of Search and Rescue)