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gladys
Jan. 17, 2010, 06:15 PM
What does everyone think of the FEI strategy?
http://www.barnmice.com/group/everythingeventing/forum/topics/fei-gets-serious-on-reducing

Eventer5
Jan. 17, 2010, 06:30 PM
* FEI guidelines on cross-country course design aimed at minimizing risk
I'd like to see what those are.

nature
Jan. 18, 2010, 08:21 AM
**".....twice yearly medical examinations in Poland ....."


**"......and a fitness badge in Germany, ..."

This could get interesting......................

riderboy
Jan. 18, 2010, 08:28 AM
Who gets to determine "..near miss" as it pertains to XC falls?

LLDM
Jan. 18, 2010, 08:42 AM
Who gets to determine "..near miss" as it pertains to XC falls?

I don't think they are counting "near misses" pertaining to falls. I think they are counting "near misses" pertaining to deaths (horse and rider) - which likely includes falls. Esp. horse falls, which seem to correlate pretty closely to severe injuries for both riders and horses.

Falls are not difficult to count. We already do count them. This has been discussed at some length for quite some time by the various national and international safety committees. DOC and others have repeated quite frequently that reducing horse falls will reduce both human and horse fatalities.

FWIW - things like medical badges, fitness tests, rider competency tests, licensing and certifications are much more common and accepted in Europe and elsewhere in the world. It is accepted as a reasonable cost of participation to them. Just like paying dues and registration fees to multiple organizations is considered a reasonable cost of doing business (for horse sports) here in the USA.

SCFarm

atouchofclass
Jan. 18, 2010, 05:00 PM
Is it possible to look at the accident cases that have occured over the last year or two in the US and make a judgemnet if the new safety regulations would have either filtered out those iders that did have accidents or somehow reduced the chance of those riders getting hurt if the regulations were in place ?

LLDM
Jan. 18, 2010, 06:15 PM
Is it possible to look at the accident cases that have occured over the last year or two in the US and make a judgemnet if the new safety regulations would have either filtered out those iders that did have accidents or somehow reduced the chance of those riders getting hurt if the regulations were in place ?

Good question. At the Safety Summit in June '08 there was a lot of discussion about accident reporting forms and methods. The general consensus (esp. among organizers and TDs) was that the current forms did little to capture enough useful information and therefore were not much help in figuring out what new rules would have helped or prevented.

There was a big push to gather and properly document these incidents & accidents using new and better USEF forms and policies. I have no idea how much of that has been done or how successful that initiative has been. But there didn't seem to be any real opposition. Maybe they are developing enough data by now to get a better idea, but it will take statistically significant numbers to be really meaningful and that will just take time.

SCFarm