Councilman Hotchkiss to return next week after horse spill

Says he will be 'back in the saddle' after injury to his pelvis

POSTED: 11:28 AM PDT Aug 05, 2013    UPDATED: 09:07 PM PDT Aug 05, 2013 

Santa Barbara City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss says he will be 'back in the saddle" after taking a spill from a horse prior to Friday's Old Spanish Days parade, injuring his pelvis.

Hotchkiss says he stayed the night in Cottage Hospital after suffering the hairline fracture, when he was thrown off a horse to the grass lawn at Pershing Park.

The accident happened moments before Hotchkiss was set to enter a parade formation.

Speaking from home where he is recovering,  Hotchkiss says he has been riding horses since he was a child.  He believes the animal was possibly spooked when the councilman waved his hat at someone nearby.

Hotchkiss is running for re-election and does not expect this accident to slow his campaign efforts.

2013 Slideshow: Councilman Hospitalized After Falling From Horse

POSTED: 03:37 PM PDT Aug 02, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PDT Aug 02, 2013 

Councilman Frank Hotchkiss is in the hospital after falling from a horse at the start of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.

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