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Sick fraudsters set up fake funeral fund in bid to cash in on death of horse riding star Iona Sclater, 15 Iona Sclater died at family estate in Abington Pigotts after falling from her horse Equestrian prodigy on list to perform at 2019 European eventing championships Fraudsters set up a fake crowdfunding profile to try and profit from her death  Mother Hetty Sclater, from Cambridge, described fraudster as a 'sick individual'

By Chris Dyer For Mailonline

Published: 19:10 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 19:10 BST, 14 August 2019

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Sick fraudsters have set up a fake funeral fund to cash in on death of British horse rider star Iona Sclater.

The 15-year-old 'bright star' was pronounced dead at the scene after falling from her horse at her family's country estate in Abington Pigotts, Cambridge, on Sunday morning.

Iona, an equestrian prodigy, had been long-listed to take part in the 2019 European eventing championships in Poland.

Since her death her parents Charles and Hetty Sclater, both 48, and sisters Lara and Alicia have been left heartbroken by the tragedy.

But her mother Hetty, thought to also be a former champion horse rider, suffered further agony after she discovered a 'sick individual' had set up a fake crowdfunder online.

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