A HORSE rider who sustained a nasty leg injury will appear on the reality television show Helicopter ER tonight.

Christine Drury, who lives in Sheriff Hutton, was kicked by a horse while out training for the Sheriff Hutton Point to Point on January 25, last year.

Christine, who rides her horses every day, said: “I had been riding up the gallops and the horse in front kicked my shin.”

Due to the severity of Christine’s injury and the remote location of the incident, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) was dispatched.

Christine was administered a strong painkiller by the YAA’s critical care crew as they needed to urgently straighten her leg at scene.

“I was relieved to see them coming to help and it was amazing seeing them land,” said Christine.

Christine was flown to York Hospital and further tests revealed that she had sustained a serious fibula and tibula facture.

Due to the complexity of her injuries, she was later transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary by road ambulance, where she had a metal frame fitted and underwent a skin graft from her thigh to cover up the extensive injuries she had sustained.

Christine spent 12 days in hospital and had to wear her metal frame for four-and-a-half months, but thanks to the YAA, staff at Hull Royal and regular hydrotherapy and physiotherapy classes at Jack Berry House in Malton, a rehabilitation unit for northern based jockeys, Christine has made a full recovery.

Christine has been a longtime supporter of the YAA and as part of the Sheriff Hutton Point to Point committee, she has helped raise more than £100,000 to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances flying.

YAA serves five million people across Yorkshire and carries out more than 1,500 missions every year.

The episode airs at 9pm on Channel Really today (Monday).