When showjumper Sophie Mead took a tumble during her routine at the Noosa Country Show on Saturday morning at Pomona Showgrounds she could have been badly injured if not for the incredible reaction of her horse.
Sophie fell from her saddle coming out of a jump and landed on her back. Her horse came to an immediate halt mid-canter, taking the weight off its foot to prevent it coming down heavily on her, then stood calmly beside her.
The crowd was relieved when after a few minutes on the ground Sophie stood up, before hopping back on her horse.
Show goers visited the exhibits and a variety of entertainment including the side show, animal farm, performers and grand parade.