ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) - An East County woman who became a Good Samaritan in the West Fire will have payback this weekend from the community after a bad accident.
A fundraising event is being planned for Cat Davenport, whose horse fell on her in October. Davenport was riding in Alpine when her horse lost his footing and landed on her, according to her friend Alanna Light. A groundskeeper saw what happened and ran to help.
Davenport suffered a shattered hip, broken pelvis, and arterial ruptures, Light said. A doctor told Davenport she wouldn’t ride horses again. It was devastating news for the former rodeo queen and equestrian mentor.
The injuries were also a setback for Davenport’s husband, a Marine who was granted a temporary assignment of duty so he could care for her and their two-year-old son during her recovery. However, the change of status lowered their income, said Light.
During the West Fire in Alpine last year, Davenport helped rescue two of Light’s horses as the Light family was forced to evacuate. Now Light is returning the favor by spreading the word about the fundraiser.
To help the family, horsemanship clinician Chad Waldhauser of Ramona created the “Cat’s Ranch Horse Challenge and Silent Auction”. Attendees can bid on items including cowboy hats, packages of riding lessons, and custom drawings.
The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 19 at Aspin’s Arena in Ramona.