About the project

Equestrian is a sport that comes with an inherent risk. When rider and horse combine, there are two minds and hearts working to achieve a goal. For the safety of our riders and for the welfare of our horses, risk management is paramount and this is particularly important with the competition environment.
 
2016 has provided a stark reminder of the risk associated with equestrian sport with the deaths of Olivia Inglis and Caitlyn Fischer during eventing competitions. Consequently, Terry Snow from Willinga Park has generously started the funding for a program of work aimed to enable the development of our sport to make eventing safer. We welcome additional contributions to this important initiative. 
 
The specific projects will be scoped over time and will be targeted to provide research and tangible outcomes that enable world class risk management and safety practices for eventing competitions. Projects will be developed by Equestrian Australia in consultation with Terry Snow, and international expertise will be drawn on as required. Project outcomes will benefit eventing in Australia to make it a safer sport. It is hoped the outcomes will also have a positive contribution to eventing across the world.

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