March 25th 2017 is National Equestrian Safety Day, a safety awareness day aimed specifically at the equestrian community. Heralded by the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (www.mdirf.co.uk) a registered charity dedicated to helping those injured through riding, handling or working with horses, the day aims to highlight the importance of thinking, acting and being safe around horses as equestrians become more active as the season progresses.
The significance of the day chosen is as clocks go forward, more riders return to the saddle and the competition season starts. It is also significant to the charity as Mothering Sunday is also within the month, a date close to the charities heart. The mother of the rider after whom the charity is named after and who lost his life in a riding accident was instrumental in setting up the charity in his name and memory to help other riders and their families.
For further information on the day & top tips on staying safe this season go to:
and be sure to catch Gemmas Tattersall’s top safety tips HERE