Frangible pins will be free to event organisers this year.

The move is part of British Eventing’s (BE) commitment to advancing safety“.

BE’s Jonathan Chapman said: “BE has dedicated much resource to safety research in terms of engineering the pins and is continually reviewing cross-country fence fall data to monitor areas of improvement.

“We continually strive to lead the way in safety for our members in this country and our colleagues around the world.”

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H(23 February 2012)