Welcome to EN’s Eventing Safety Facts & Figures series. In light of our recent discussion on asking the tough questions about the sport, we’re delving into the FEI’s safety data from the past decade to track...» Read More!
Jenni got it right in her recent post about event safety: It is time to start asking the tough questions about our sport. And to start finding answers. I know I’m not the only eventer out there...» Read More!
It’s been a grisly five months for eventing, starting with an unprecedented Badminton and culminating with Blenheim last month, which resulted in three more gruesome horse falls and numerous calls much too close for comfort. Andreas Dibowski,...» Read More!
Here’s hoping that you haven’t gotten tired of hearing me talk about safety yet. What can I say, other than the fact that it is a topic that is very near and dear to my...» Read More!
Most horse people are familiar with the “A” word — I’m talking about arthritis — whether it appears in their horses’ joints or their own. Years of hard work (particularly in sports like eventing) will add...» Read More!
Happy International Helmet Awareness Day, EN! If you’ve been daydreaming about a new skull cap or something lightweight for the summer, today is the day to say yes to yourself. Don’t hesitate, bust out the...» Read More!
When I reminisce back to when I was a high energy kid, I realize that I did a lot of things without actually stopping to think about them first. Like the time when I tried...» Read More!
USEA President Diane Pitts has announced the formation of a cross-country safety task force that will “explore obstacle construction and course design” in order to make the sport as safe as possible. The goal of...» Read More!
As a Minnesotan, to describe my experience with hurricanes as “minimal” would be the understatement of the decade....» Read More!
Cross-country day at Badminton 2014 was a gnarly one, but without frangible pins, it might have been much, much worse. Giuseppe Della Chiesa’s course took out over half of the field and produced some nasty...» Read More!
Welcome to Sunday, EN. Some scary news was passed on to me by Bec Braitling. On Thursday afternoon, Gina Miles had a bit of a scare while hauling SVR Ron and another horse home from...» Read More!
While Badminton and Jersey Fresh were taking center stage this weekend, the Winona Horse Trials in northeast Ohio was taking safety just as seriously as the ‘big time’ events do. In addition to the usual...» Read More!
If there is one thing that I’m absolutely serious about, it’s safety in the saddle. For those of us who love the sport of eventing, we’ve had the chance to see horses and their riders...» Read More!
The Sochi Winter Olympics, which kick off in just under two weeks, feature some of the most terrifying sports ever invented by mankind. Luge, skeleton, aerial skiing, giant slalom, snowboard halfpipe, ski jumping … they all look...» Read More!
The new year provides a fresh start and a clear marker on the calendar to knock out all of those things we keep putting off. Last month we reminded you to check your helmet’s expiration...» Read More!
Last night marked the first hard freeze in Northern California, and with the drop in the temperature, it has finally started to feel like December. December is one of my favorite parts of the year...» Read More!
I never go anywhere without riding clothes, boots and helmet, and this year it came in handy … I’m currently at my parents’ home in Georgia surrounded by a family full of great chefs, great...» Read More!
A new era in Eventing has slipped by without fanfare or even a press release, the FEI have finally released a copy of the “Standard for the minimum strength of frangible/deformable cross country fences”, a...» Read More!
I’m with John (yes there are two John’s; “John” – he runs Eventing Nation and is a Media Mogul and myself “ES John” – EventingSafety John, check out my bio here). I am jealous of...» Read More!
The University of Kentucky is launching “Saddle Up Safely” (click for the article), a campaign to reduce horse related injuries by increasing safety awareness. Eventer Cathy Wieschoff and Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear participated in the...» Read More!