Risk Management for Clubs and Event Organisers

The rules and regulations of Equestrian Australia and that of its parent body, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), have been a solid base for risk management in the sport. Technical Delegates and Ground Juries carry out checks, course designers work within a system of rules, there are Safety Committees that review risk aspects, and all rider and horse falls are reported for further analysis and action where appropriate. The EA is also taking part in a falls monitoring project with the Research Centre for Injury Studies at Flinders University in South Australia (see also Rider Safety).

Equestrian Australia has been promoting the ongoing development of risk management plans by equestrian clubs and other event organisers.  EA has  introduced a affiliation policy that requires clubs to submit their risk management plans if they wish to be affiliated. We have prepared some documentation that will assist clubs in their development of a risk management system. 

We are constantly working on making Equestrian sport safer.

Guidelines for the Development of Risk Management Policies and Plans for Affiliated Clubs and Associations Summary.pdf

Individual Documents 

Risk Management Policy Guidelines.pdf

Basic Guide to Risk Management.pdf

 Sample Risk Management and Control Schedule.pdf

Equestrian Victoria Risk Management Checklist 2024.pdf (1).pdf

Equestrian Victoria Child Safety Event Checklist 2024.pdf.pdf