The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm near Tumunui, south of Rotorua, late this morning.
A 55-year-old Tauranga woman had fallen from her horse during a hunt and lost consciousness.
Due to her injuries and the distance to hospital by road, the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene.
The woman was tended to by other riders until the rescue helicopter arrived.
On board St John medical crew stabilised the patient before she was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital.
She was in a comfortable condition upon arrival at Rotorua Hospital.