The Chronicle of the Horse Podcast Episode 5: Jon Holling and Maggie Deatrick

Mar 13, 2020 - 8:03 AM

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Safety in eventing is always a priority of governing bodies and participants, but discussion reignited in the wake of the death of Katharine Morel and her horse Kerry On at the Rocking Horse Winter 3 Horse Trials in Florida on Feb. 29.

Making eventing safer is a multi-faceted challenge, which includes constructing cross-country jumps with frangible technology, examining cross-country course design, looking at horse-and-rider qualifications, and discussing rider responsibility.

Morel’s accident occurred at a table on the cross-country course at Rocking Horse, and in the aftermath, five-star rider Jonathan Holling decided to start a fundraiser with other stakeholders in the sport for frangible MIM tables.

Amateur rider Maggie Deatrick was moved to write a blog for EventingNation.com, which went viral, asking for transparency from officials after accidents that result in the death of a horse or rider.

In the fifth episode of the Chronicle’s podcast Holling and Deatrick discuss making eventing safer in 2020.

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