FEI Eventing Safety Committee Prioritizes Issues

The newly-created Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) Safety Sub-Committee met for the first time in London, England last week; David O’Connor (USA) is the chairman.

The objective of the inaugural meeting was to define the Committee’s mission as well as its agenda.

The role of the FEI Safety Sub-Committee is to: – Identify all areas of concern;- Investigate or trigger specific investigations;- Manage all issues related to Eventing Safety by recommending rule updates and policy changes in the sport;- Communicate on all findings

The Committee reviewed the following specifics:

1. PREVENTION:- Ensuring that the strictest international safety requirements are applied to the national level;- Development of diversified safety devices for Cross Country construction;- Promoting research on riders helmets;- Reviewing of trends in Course Designing;- Stopping horses on Cross Country course;- Reviewing of number of refusals on Cross Country;- Training of fence stewards;- Introduction of a National Eventing expert to be the liaison between the NF and the FEI in relation to all safety issues;- Review of FEI Officials education and qualification;- Qualification of riders at national level before entering low level international events;- Promotion of FEI Eventing safety database and reports on all the figures relating to Eventing international events.

2. ANALYSIS:- Monitoring of statistics (i.e. specific combination of fences, analysis of riders or horses falling several times during a year, events with abnormal number of falls, etc.), and follow-up with FEI Officials and NFs;- Inclusion of veterinary information on horses in a safety database;- Review of serious accidents and procedures.

3. MANAGEMENT:- Communication and follow-up of safety programme;- Planning of safety educational seminars.

Comments, ideas and proposals are welcome and should be sent to the FEI Headquarters: Catrin Norinder FEI Eventing Director / Nathalie Desscan Eventing Department: [email protected]

(Information posted is extracted from FEI report)




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