Published Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Hannah Wiley was killed in the accident. (© UTV)
Hannah Wiley, who came from the village of Artigarvan in Co Tyrone, died after her horse fell during a show jumping event at Eglinton Equestrian Club on Friday.
The Strabane Academy schoolgirl was remembered by her family as a "special girl" who loved horses and was a gifted rider and badminton player.
Her funeral took place at Leckpatrick Presbyterian Church in Artigarvan on Wednesday afternoon, led by Reverend Mark Russell.
No bereavement is easy whenever it may come but somehow when it involves a young person and when it involves such a tragic accident it seems to be even sadder.
Reverend Mark Russell
Rev Russell revealed Hannah loved science, Math and all "things that were factual". She dreamed of taking part in the next Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.
"Hannah's ambition was to go to the Olympics and to play badminton, where that was to be Rio or beyond only time would have told," Rev Russell said.
"Hannah got so much pleasure out of life and accomplished so much in so little time."
"Hannah knew she was loved and her family knew she loved them not because of the things she got, but because of the relationship they had with one another. They worked for one another through good times and bad, supporting one another in so many ways."
During the service tributes were led by Gail McBeth of the Donegal Juvenile Badminton Club, the principal of Strabane Academy, Mr David Hampton, and Hannah's uncle, Rev Arthur Burns.
Hannah was later laid to rest at the burial ground of Leckpatrick Presbyterian Church.