Tag: "rider safety"

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.

Save cash, save your head on Saturday
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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.

Al Shaqab Racing is donating the UK winnings of its racehorses to and Injured Jockeys Fund project. Newbury winner Olympic Glory kickstarted the fund-raising campaign.
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Qatari sheikh donates UK race winnings for injured jockeys

Al Shaqab Racing Super 20 to raise funds for new rehabilitation house.

A tail-mounted micro-camera is the brainchild of British inventor David Daly.
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British inventor develops a tail-mounted video camera

Tailcam designed to record the behaviour of bad drivers.

Jockey safety vests not behind rise in neck and spine injuries - research
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Jockey safety vests not behind rise in neck and spine injuries – research

Spine injuries relate to head impact the vests aren’t designed to protect.

Christen O’Donnell
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US bill seeks minimum safety standards for riding helmets

Bill named after girl who died in a hat that did not protect her.

Cathal O'Malley.
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Irish hunter trials rider killed in rotational fall

Rotational fall claims life of experienced rider Cathal O’Malley, 45. Jump was “just a log”.

Contact sports hard on the head
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Contact sports hard on the head

Researchers find evidence that brain changes can result from participation in one year of contact sports.

Roadside or lawn - that is the question.
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Equine safety experts put facts on the line

National safety conference and magazine special latest safety initiatives from BHS.

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