Tag: "rider safety"

Britain halts use of helmet cameras in eventing
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Britain halts use of helmet cameras in eventing

Governing body cites concerns over safety while awaiting independent review.

A damaged helmet.
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Helmet hair or vege-brain – your choice!

20% of accidents resulting in head injuries happen while the person is on the ground.

Carly-Mae Pye
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Jockeys in US, Australia die after racing accidents

Dark day for racing as injuries claim the lives of jockeys in Queensland and Indiana.

Trio honoured with Sefton awards for horse safety work
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Trio honoured with Sefton awards for horse safety work

Three horse and rider safety advocates recognised with Sefton awards.

Regaining your confidence after an accident
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Regaining your confidence after an accident

Advice on ‘physical fear’ and getting back in the saddle after a fall.

Risk of liver damage in riding mishaps should not be ignored - study
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Risk of liver damage in riding mishaps should not be ignored – study

Researchers assess 20 cases of liver injury from horse accidents.

Equestrian coaches offered free concussion course
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Equestrian coaches offered free concussion course

Equine Canada’s equestrian coaches have the chance to undertake a free eLearning module in understanding concussion.

Higher placed eventers more likely to fall on cross-country - study
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Higher placed eventers more likely to fall on cross-country – study

Should placings be withheld until after cross country, researchers ask.

Broken coat colours a safety bonus for road-going horses - study
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Broken coat colours a safety bonus for road-going horses – study

Fluorescent or reflective riding gear helps, but let’s not forget the horse.

Swedish study of horse-related accidents reveals surprisingly few serious mishaps
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Swedish study of horse-related accidents reveals surprisingly few serious mishaps

Suggestion safety equipment may have decreased serious injuries.

Breakages prompt US stirrup leather recall
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Breakages prompt US stirrup leather recall

About 1200 pairs of pre-stretched leathers sold in the US since last October.

Thomas Russell
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Racing industry rallies to help injured jockey

Thomas Russell in intensive care in Christchurch Hospital following a trackwork fall.

Dressage rider Zoe Sleigh, who is pictured wearing the Helite Air Shell Gilet over her tailcoat, said: I like the design of the Gilet and it’s great that air jackets are becoming more popular with dressage riders.”
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British Dressage approves inflatable safety vest

Helite Air Shell Gilet and Original Jacket approved for use in dressage competition.

Sarah Waugh
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School fined $300,000 over student’s horse riding death

Sarah Waugh, 18, died after falling when ex-racehorse Dargo bolted during a jillaroo course.

A damaged helmet.
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Save cash, save your head on Saturday

Saturday’s world-wide initiative gives discounts and raises awareness about rider safety.

Wearing lights may be safer than reflective or flourescent clothing, a study has found.
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Yorkshire equestrians prepare for cycling’s Tour de France

Riders, cyclists asked to take care as cycling tour makes historic visit.

Scheme makes upgrading to new riding helmet easy
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Scheme makes upgrading to new riding helmet easy

Kiwi eventer Lizzie Brown: “top hats look old fashioned – times have changed”.

A horse incident management team in action.
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New guide provides help for equine event organisers

Running better events with improved organisation the aim of new toolkit.

Concussion recovery much longer than previously thought - study
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Concussion recovery much longer than previously thought – study

Recovery from sports-related concussion slower than believed.

New Zealand race-day fall rates lower than in Australia and Europe - study
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New Zealand race-day fall rates lower than in Australia and Europe – study

Researchers cast spotlight on fall rates in flat and jumps racing.

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