Update: Man injured by horse identified

Glenn County Observer

The man injured by a horse at the Glenn County Fairgrounds on Saturday has been identified as 69-year-old Lennie Wood.

Wood was severely injured at about 2:35 p.m. on May 7. Initially, dispatchers reported that the man had been “run over by a horse,” but a witness later posted on Facebook that the horse “flipped over backwards and crushed him.”

The Enloe FlightCare helicopter was requested at about 2:41 p.m. The helicopter landed at the fairgrounds at 2:51 p.m., and it was off the ground at 3:10 p.m.

On Facebook, Shannon Hamilton-Taylor explained that the incident happened at a Gymkhana horse show, where Wood was reportedly assisting. Heather Smith said the show took place in the horse arena.

Wood is a resident of Chico, where he owns a floor covering business.