Lee Lee Jones Recovering In Hospital After Severe Head Injury

Olympic eventer Phillip Dutton released a statement on Jan. 14, on his Facebook page regarding a head injury his stepdaughter Lee Lee Jones sustained late in 2016. “As many of you know, our daughter Lee Lee had a riding accident just before Christmas. Lee Lee was home from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is […]

Key British Eventing Rule Changes for 2017

In less than three months the 2017 British Eventing season will be underway and with it some updates to bring our members on key rule changes. Previously only compulsory below Novice level ‘Protective Headwear’ is now mandatory for all three phases, including dressage, at all levels. Protective headwear that meets the required standard must be […]

Willinga Park Donation to Ensure World Class Equestrian Safety

Equestrian Australia (EA) is excited to announce a significant $250,000 donation from Terry Snow, the owner of the Willinga Park Equestrian Centre and a Stock and Performance Horse Stud on the NSW South Coast. The funds will contribute to ensuring Australian safety initiatives in equestrian sport, (particularly Eventing), are recognized internationally. The funding will initially […]

Equestrian Australia Passes Ruling Banning Top Hats, Bowlers And Hunting Caps In The Dressage Arena.

Huge shout out to Equestrian Australia who have passed a ruling banning top hats, bowlers & hunting caps in the dressage arena. The Equestrian Australia (EA) Board at its last meeting, approved all dressage rule changes proposed by the Australian Dressage committee (ADC) for introduction in 2017. The chair of the ADC, Mary Seefried, stated […]

A Helmet Saved My Daughter’s life – Tracy Frame

On October 30th, 2010 our daughter was riding a Pintabian mare, she was still kind of green but was going to be used for barrel racing.  Amber came down our driveway at a trot and the horse bolted, they both went threw a three wire fence, both Amber and the horse went down. We couldn’t […]

Himes Introduces Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Labeling Act

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), along with Representatives John Larson (CT-01), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and John Carney (DE-At Large), have introduced the Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Labeling Act. The bill is designed to let horseback riders know if the headgear they are purchasing meets basic safety requirements. “Eighteen years ago in Darien, Christen O’Donnell died after […]