Heath Ryan is expected to make a full recovery
An MRI scan late yesterday afternoon confirmed that Olympic Dressage rider Heath Ryan suffered a minor stroke last Sunday.
Heath who represented Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games and more recently at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Las Vegas in April was at a competition in Camden, NSW when he became unwell. He was taken to Campbelltown hospital.
Heath's wife Rozzie said "his doctors have said that he should be able to make a 100% recovery quite quickly provided he doesn't overdo it."
At present his speech is perfectly normal but he is still suffering some dizziness.
It is hoped that he will be transferred to John Hunter Hospital today which is closer to the couple's Newcastle home.
Rozzie would like to extend thanks to everyone for their support. "We have been totally overwhelmed by so many kind people. Everyone has been wonderful, it is beyond words."
We wish Heath a speedy recovery.