PAS, VG1, ASTM, SEI, EN1384: these abbreviations represent just a few of the helmet standards tested worldwide. The more certifications, the greater the variety of situations in which a helmet has been tested, so theoretically,...» Read More!
In 2003, Virginia Tech placed the first sensors inside football helmets to measure head acceleration data that could characterize concussions. Nearly two decades later, the university’s Helmet Lab is on the cusp of adding equestrian...» Read More!
After a dark cross country day at the Bramham International 4*L last month, course designer Ian Stark remarked that the sport of eventing is at a kind of crossroads. As the current qualifications stand, Ian...» Read More!
What do you get when you combine an aviation engineer, a successful amateur rider and a galloping event horse? The answer, it seems, is the man who has made a massive contribution to the work...» Read More!
Lucinda Green MBE certainly needs little introduction. A World and European eventing champion, multiple-time Badminton and Burghley winner, and an Olympic medalist, she can these days be found running the Lucinda Green XC Academy and...» Read More!
A number of riders have shared with us their opinions about a recently proposed rule change by the USEA concerning the increased number of MERs to move up to Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced. As of March...» Read More!
The Online FEI Eventing Risk Management seminar will be held this weekend and viewable on a free livestream from the FEI. A variety of topics will be covered during this annual session; the full agenda...» Read More!
Earlier this month, EquiRatings began posting a series of metrics that each rider can calculate for themselves. By making these data points easy to understand and calculate, the idea is to use the information to encourage rider...» Read More!
In the wake of last weekend’s tragedy, both the eventing community and its governing body have moved forward with a positive, constructive momentum that spells, in no uncertain terms, that the time for action is...» Read More!
Social media’s ability to facilitate communication cuts both ways. We’ve all seen comment threads driven off the deep end of rational discourse by rising tensions and personal attacks. But we’ve also seen threads where the...» Read More!
We’ve come a long way in making our sport safer, but we’re not done. Not even close. The subject of safety is nuanced and multifaceted. At the end of the day, it’s about personal responsibility....» Read More!
Having a Madison Avenue fashion industry background coupled with a lifelong love of horses, one very big item that’s always been on my bucket list is to join the hunt. More than wanting to check...» Read More!
This post was originally published on Emma’s blog, OTTBs and Oxers. With all of the back and forth on safety in eventing after the euthanization of Boyd Martin’s Crackerjack at Les Etoiles de Pau, Doug Payne’s...» Read More!
An open letter regarding frangible technology has been circulating this week, written by UK course designer and builder David Morton in response to the death of Maxime Debost. The 29-year-old French eventer died as the...» Read More!
“If you’re going to ride, you’re going to fall.” “It’s not a matter of if, it’s when and how bad it’s going to be.” These are phrases horseback riders of all disciplines have heard and...» Read More!
There is a huge movement within our sport to seek out ways to improve horse and rider safety, and nobody is putting more time, effort and brainpower into it than David O’Connor. As chair of...» Read More!
The FEI Sports Forum 2017, taking place yesterday and today in Lausanne, SUI, is being live streamed in full on the FEI YouTube Channel. Of particular interest is this morning’s Eventing Risk Management Session, beginning...» Read More!
The FEI will put forward additional recommendations to bolster safety in eventing following last weekend’s Eventing Risk Management Summit held at Tattersalls in Ireland....» Read More!
As eventers, we’re known to be among the toughest of equestrians. We get knocked down, and get back up and back on. We fall off, and climb back up and keep going. We frequently ignore...» Read More!
Equestrian Canada has developed official, sport-specific guidelines on equestrian athlete concussion protocols....» Read More!
The risk of concussion in horse riding can be considerable and comparable with high-impact sports such as football and auto racing. But eventers are a hardy bunch! Falling is par for the course — Princess...» Read More!
How can we minimize risk factors in evening? What risk management initiatives need to implemented, on a global basis, to improve horse and rider safety?...» Read More!
Earlier this week while running some errands in our quaint North Carolina town, I didn’t expect to see three horses being ridden down the main road. We happened to be traveling the same direction as...» Read More!