Michael Schumacher’s wife enjoyed a rare public outing to the FEI World Reining Championships in Switzerland on Saturday, with her son by her side for support.
Corinna Schumacher, 48, and Mick, 18, looked affectionate as they watched the horse-riding event, which took place at the family-owned CS Range.
It is only the second time in four months that Corinna has been seen, after keeping a low-profile since her husband was critically injured in 2013.
Corinna and Mick enjoyed mother and son bonding time as they watched the event, with the horse-lover resting her head on his neck at one point.
Corinna was dressed in a quirky patterned top that she paired with a simple pair of blue jeans.
The blonde, who won the European Championship in western style horse-riding in 2010, also wore a pair of casual green trainers.
Mick also kept in casual in a classic combo of a white t-shirt and blue jeans teamed with black trainers.
He stood with a protective arm around his mother as they watched the FEI World Reining Championships.
The horse-riding event is only the second time Corinna, 48, has been seen in four months
Corinna’s husband Michael as critically injured in a horrific skiing accident in 2013
The horse-riding arena is one of the reigning world’s grandest facilities, measuring 95 x 50 metres and accommodating more than 1400 spectators.
Despite the sadness of her husband’s injuries, Corinna looked happy and relaxed as she enjoyed some quality time with her son.
At one pointed she beamed and applauded the competitors as her son looked on.
Seven-time world champion Michael was put into a medically-induced coma in 2013 after a ski incident in the French Alps, which saw him develop blood-clots on his brain.
Corinna is won the European Championship in western style horse riding in 2010
Michael had banged his head on a rock but despite wearing a helmet ended up in a coma for six months.
Doctors described his condition as ‘extremely serious’ after his admission to Grenoble Hospital, where he underwent two life-saving operations to remove the blood clots.
Some of the clots were left because they were too deeply embedded into the brain.
Schumacher awoke from his coma in 2014 but remains immobile and cannot speak, and it is understood that he has a 15-strong team of medics looking after him at his home in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mick, 18, who also compete in formula racing, offered a shoulder for his mum to lean on
His family have kept his condition very private and in December a statement from his manager, Sabine Kehm, said: ‘Michael’s health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard.
‘We have to protect his intimate sphere. Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his health would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere.’
And the statement continued: ‘Michael has always been very protective of his privacy, even during the most successful times of his career. He has always made sure there is a clear and distinct line between his public persona and his private one.’
Corinna looked happy and relaxed as she shared a joke with her son at the event