Horse Industry Safety Summit set for lead-up to Kentucky Three-Day Event

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Thursday 07 March - 15h49 | Ian Clayton

Horse Industry Safety Summit set for lead-up to Kentucky Three-Day Event

The inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit is scheduled to take place at the University of Kentucky in April in the lead-up to the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. 

 - Horse Industry Safety Summit set for lead-up to Kentucky Three-Day Event

As organizers describe, the meeting will feature a wide range of informative talks, discussions, and networking opportunities with world-renowned experts, researchers, and horsemen and women with the focus being on how to keep riders and handlers safe.

“Saddle Up Safely and the University of Kentucky are thrilled to gather this stellar lineup of professionals from all facets of equestrian sport to highlight the importance of safety in all aspects of equine interaction,” Fernanda Camargo, UK associate professor and equine extension specialist, told Eventing Nation’s Leslie Wylie. “Working with horses inherently places riders and handlers at risk. We look forward to offering an event entirely focused on what can be done to keep people safe when working around horses.”

Sessions include discussions on helmets and helmet testing, traumatic brain injuries, how to fall from a horse safely, concussion protocol, protective vests and how safety is seen from both the competitor and organizational viewpoints, Wylie notes. The Kentucky Three-Day is scheduled for April 25–28. 

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