Views sought for Eventing Ireland rider safety discussion

  • Eventing Ireland is inviting people to contribute ideas for a rider safety discussion at Tattersalls on Friday 29 May.

    Eventing Ireland aims to provide a forum where a large rider grouping can take a more proactive approach to defining the riders’ role in solving the problem of rotational falls.

    Specialist teams — made up predominantly of riders — will present researched on four different items:

    • Potential impact of course design/building and rider interface with designer/builder in minimising risk
    • The scope for rider responsibility, education and ethos to minimise risk
    • The role of the horse and its training in minimising risk
    • The role of legislation and the administrative bodies in minimising risk

    The audience will then be able to discuss each issue — and the event recorded to allow for accurate analysis afterwards. The views of the riders will be shared with national federations and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

    Input for the agenda (details on www.eventingireland.com) is now being sought. Anyone with a “useful point or consideration” should email Sheila Lavery on slavery@eircom.net.

    The meeting starts at 6pm on 29 May in the sales ring at Tattersalls.

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