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Ireland's James O'Haire and China Doll come to grief at one of the water obstacles. © Mike Bain
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Riders killed: 
(nationality/country of accident)
Katharine Morel CAN/US Feb 20
Melanie Tallent US Oct 19
Nicolle Villers-Amatt US Oct 19
Thaïs Méheust Fra Sep 19
Iona Sclater UK Aug 19
Jennifer Chapin US Aug 19
Clare Bedford GB Jul 19
Ashley Stoute USA Jul 19
Maxime Debost FRA Sep 17
Nikita Sotskov RUS/BLR Sep 16
Philippa Humphries GB/USA May 16
Caitlyn Fischer AUS Apr 16
Olivia Inglis AUS Mar 16
Guillaume Pucci FRA Jun 15
Sabrina Manganaro ITA Apr 15
Francisco Seabra POR/ESP Feb 15
Benjamin Winter Ger Jun 14
Jordan McDonald Can/GB Jun 14
Cathal O’Malley² Ire Apr 14
Tom Gadsby NZ/UK Aug 13
Bruno Bouvier Fra/Por Mar 13
Jo Rugman¹ GB Mar 11
Sebastian Steiner Aut/Ita Sep 10
Robin Donaldson GB Aug 10
Elena Timonina RU May 10
Dirk Grouwels Bel Mar 10
Ian Olding Ire/GB Apr 09
Jade South GB Oct 08
Emma Jonathan GB Aug 08
Stephen Moore IRE Aug 08
Karen Rodgers IRE Apr 08
Franz Graf AUT Apr 08
Shannon Bloomfield GB Jan 08
Eleanor Brennan GB/USA Nov 07
Maia Boutanos FRA Sep 07
Tina Richter-Vietor GER Aug 07
Anke Wolfe GER Aug 07
Elin Stalberg SWE Jul 07
Julie Silly FRA May 07
Jo-Anne Williams GB Apr 07
Amelie Cohen FRA Mar 07
Amanda Bader US Feb 07
Kim Hyung Chil KOR/UAE Dec 06
Mia Eriksson USA Nov 06
Sherelle Duke IRE/GB Aug 06
Caroline Pratt GB Sep 04
William Booth USA Sep 04
Cindy Burge USA Jun 04
Samantha Hudson GB Aug 03
Rhonda Mason 00
Mark Myers AUS Apr 00
Jemima Johnson GB Apr 00
Peter McLean GB Sep 99
Simon Long GB Sep 99
Polly Phillips GB Aug 99
Robert Slade Aus/GB Jun 99
Peta Beckett GB May 99
Keith Taylor USA Jun 98
David Foster IRE Apr 98
Tasha Khouzam AUS Mar 98
Roberta Scoccia USA 98
Linda Riddle USA 98
Amanda Warrington USA Sep 97
Sam Moore Ire/GB Sep 97
Anna Savage AUS May 97
¹ Team chasing accident
² Hunter trials accident


Horses 
(Name/country of accident)
Kerry On (US) Feb 20
Snowrunner (Tha) Dec 19
Archie Rocks (Fra) Oct 19
Amazing VIII (Ire) Aug 19
Avant Garde (US) Jul 19
Shannondale Julius (US) Sep 18
Jurta M (Pol) Sep 18
Box Qutie (US) Sep 18
Enchantez (US) Jul 18
Axel Z (Ger) Jun 18
Redpath Ransom (GB) May 18
Waltersdown Don (US) Apr 18
Let It Bee (GB) Mar 18
Consensus (US) Feb 18
LV Hat Trick (NZ) Feb 18
Trevidden (GB) Dec 17
The Manx Man (US) Nov 17
Cracker Jack (FRA) Oct 17
Bob The Builder (POL) Aug 17
Dempsey (US) Jun 17
All Aboard (CAN) Jun 17
Jaeda (US) Jun 17
Abbeylara Prince (GB) May 17
TF Kreisler (US) Oct 16
HHS Cooley (US) Jul 16
Fate’s Secret (US) Jun 16
Inoui Van Bost (US) May 16
Grass Valley (GB) Apr 16
National du Pas (US) Apr 16
Coriolanus (Aus) Mar 16
Easy Tiger IV (GB) Jun 15
Uwald (GB) Jun 15
Wise Espartaco (US) Jun 15
Favotrit Z (Ire) May 15
Orient Express (NZ) May 15
Dambala (NZ/US) Apr 15
Conahy’s Courage (US) Mar 15
Dream Girl (US) Feb 15
Orto (GB) Sep 14
Wild Lone (Fra) Aug 14
Liberal (Ger) Jun 14
Conair (US) Apr 14
Powderhound (US) Apr 14
Santa’s Keeper (US) Jan 14
Tortuga Bay (US) Dec 13
P’tite Bombe (Ger) Jun 13
Cavalor Telstar (GB) May 13
King Artus (Ger) May 13
Flashpoint (US) Apr 13
Neveah (US) Feb 13
Apache Sauce (GB) Oct 12
Franco Jeas (GB) Sep 12
Heartbreak Hill (GB) Sep 12
Jagganath (GB) Jun 12
Lead The Way (GB) Jun 12
Sugoi (Ire) Jun 12
Sir Roscoe (GB) Apr 12
Chicago II (GB) Mar 12
Willpower (US) Mar 12
The Grasshopper (US) Feb 12
Jack’s Irish Z (US) Feb 12
Greystone’s Harley (US) Jul 11
Spring Along (GB) Mar 11
Dekorum (US) Mar 11
Mandar (US) Mar 11
JB’s Star (US) Oct 10
Barenjager (NZ) Oct 10
Extravagance (US) Sep 10
Roxanna VI (GB) Aug 10
Chauncy (US) Jul 10
Tangleton (NZ) May 10
Desert Island (GB) May 10
Porloe Alvin (GB) Apr 10
Chummin (US) Oct 09
Out To Sea (US) Sep 09
Cavort (GB) Aug 09
Uni Griffon (US) Jul 09
Which Way II (GB) May 09
Catherston Defender (Ire) May 09
Volitation (NZ) May 09
Ease A Blaze (UK) Apr 09
Bailey Wick (US) May 09
Kingpin (US) Apr 09
Double Chocolate (NZ) Apr 09
Call Again Cavalier (GB) Nov 08
Tsunami II (GB) Oct 08
The Templar Aug 08
Task Master (Can) Jun 08
Nullabor (Fra) May 08
Tigger Too (US) May 08
Which Way To May 08
Frodo Baggins (US) Apr 08
The Quiet Man (US) Apr 08
Direct Merger (US) Mar 08
Leprechaun’s Rowdy Boy (US) Mar 08
Task Force (US) Mar 08
Mister Barnabus Nov 07
Monarch’s Aristocrat Oct 07
Eight Saint James Place (US) Jun 07
Icare D’Auzay (GB) May 07
Skwal (GB) May 07
Le Samurai (US) Apr 07
Dutch Twist Apr 07
Lenamores Dreamer Feb 07
Brookland Jun 05

14.2.12:

Canadian horse dies on Florida cross-country

25.1.12:

Fundraiser for injured eventing rider

16.10.11:

Eventing spill nets Michael Ryan 50 stitches Video

27.8.11:

Top equestrians strip off for a cause

3.8.11:

Eventing formats come under scrutiny

13.7.11:

Eventing horse dies on Texas course

12.7.11:

Eventing at its best – or was it? Blog

16.5.11:

Open forums to discuss eventing’s future

15.5.11:

FEI to produce educational cross-country DVD

29.3.11:

Top British eventer Spring Along killed at Gatcombe

21.3.11:

Eventers not ‘risk takers’ – study

15.3.11:

Team chase rider killed in cross-country fall

5.3.11:

Eventing horses to be monitored for cardio study

24.2.11:

Verdict of accidental death in jumping fatality

1.2.11:

Fewer eventing falls last year, FEI says
The risky business of eventing to be revealed

21.1.11:

Ball to honour fallen event rider David Foster

15.1.11:

Horse trials riders shown how to fall off

14.1.11:

Appeals court allows parents to sue over riding death

18.10.10:

Horse killed in US 3* cross-country fall

7.10.10:

Keep eventing-horse welfare first, says humane society

3.10.10:

Horse fatally injured on PC cross-country

1.10.10:

Horse killed in US cross-country accident

18.10.10:

Horse killed in US 3* cross-country fall

7.10.10:

Keep eventing-horse welfare first, says humane society

3.10.10:

Horse fatally injured on PC cross-country

1.10.10:

Horse killed in US cross-country accident

27.9.10:

Funeral today for eventer Robin Donaldson

19.9.10:

Austrian rider killed in horse trials fall

14.9.10:

Event rider dies after cross-country fall

30.5.10:

Horse dies on Taupo cross-country

19.5.10:

Two horses die on inter-school cross country course

3.5.10:

Horse killed on Badminton cross-country

1.5.10:

Riders beware: head injury symptoms can take days to show

19.4.10:

New safety innovation at Badminton Horse Trials

24.3.10:

Rider still in coma 11 months after fall

18.3.10:

Belgian rider killed in cross-country fall

13.3.10:

Four riders recovering from cross-country falls

5.3.10:

A new eventing season .. hurrah Blog

27.2.10:

Cardiovascular and pulmonary study at US horse trials

19.2.10:

Simple test developed for confirming concussion

23.1.10:

FEI announces $1.3m eventing education programme

18.1.10:

FEI gets serious on reducing eventing accidents

10.12.09:

Pledge to help equine cardiovascular study

4.11.09:

New safety chairman for British Eventing

2.11.09:

Event horse Chummin dies on cross-country in US

10.12.09:

Pledge to help equine cardiovascular study

4.11.09:

New safety chairman for British Eventing

2.11.09:

Event horse Chummin dies on cross-country in US

6.10.09:

Free cross-country riding video launched

15.7.09:

Horse trials now safer, says British Eventing

19.6.09:

British Eventing to run four safety forums

11.5.09:

Phillip Dutton’s horse killed on US cross-country

9.5.09:

Tributes flow for event rider Ian Olding

28.4.09:

Event horse King Pin died of rare condition

27.4.09:

Irish event rider killed at British horse trials

26.4.09:

Horse collapses, dies on Kentucky cross-country course

25.4.09:

US rider in coma after fall

11.4.09:

Horse dies after cross-country at World Cup event

28.3.09:

Eventing riders form new organisation
Chiacchia continues injury comeback with big win

10.3.09:

Ireland appoints eventing safety officer

31.1.09:

Eventing safety officers meet in UK

6.1.09:

Funding to improve Ireland’s eventing courses

19.12.08:

Eventing in crisis?

5.12.08:

Event course designers ‘put horses at risk’ – study

2.12.08:

Organisers saddened at death of Call Again Cavalier

1.12.08:

Express Eventing claims Mary King’s Call Again Cavalier

25.11.08:

Caroline Pratt Memorial Bursary awarded for final time

23.11.08:

FEI approves horse trials safety innovations

13.11.08:

Three countries take part in injury survey

31.10.08:

British teenager killed in cross-country fall

26.10.08:

Zara Phillips’ Tsunami dies after Pau cross-country fall

13.10.08:

Injured US event rider dies

9.10.08:

US engineers look to develop safer horse jumps

18.8.08:

Report made on Olympic cross-country change

16.8.08:

Irish eventer Stephen Moore dies after fall

10.8.08:

British rider killed in cross-country fall

1.8.08:

British Eventing snubs new safety rule

21.7.08:

Britain may reverse eventing safety rule
Dangerous cross-country riding targeted

9.7.08:

Wheelchair motorbike to make NZ debut

3.7.08:

Britain adopts ‘fall and out’ rule for eventing

1.7.08:

Aust eventing seeks national safety officer

14.6.08:

Insights into eventing injuries gained from research
Riders shoulder much of blame for falls

11.6.08:

Ideas flow as eventing explores safety issues

7.6.08:

New cross-country rule in place for Olympics

30.5.08:

Cross-country changes to stem horse, rider deaths

29.5.08:

Young rider’s death accidental, inquest rules

28.5.08:

Mark Todd a welcome boost to troubled sport of eventing

27.5.08:

Parents of dead event rider sue equestrian bodies

21.5.08:

Nullabor’s loss a tragedy for eventing

15.5.08:

Injured eventer Laine Ashker out of hospital
O’Connor’s horse dies during cross-country
Study into equine pulmonary hemorrhage stepped up

9.5.08:

FEI starts study into eventing accidents

2.5.08:

Accidents damaging reputation of three-day eventing, says USEF

Laine Ashker making progress after cross-country fall

28.4.08:

US Eventing wants frangible pins compulsory

LOTR horse among two dead after Kentucky cross-country

22.4.08:

Ireland reels at death of event rider

10.4.08:

Darren Chiacchia’s fall highlights equestrian safety

21.3.08:

Pulmonary hemorrhage and sudden death in the horse

19.3.08:

Event horses died of pulmonary hemorrhage

22.1.08

Eventing gets serious about preventing deaths

23.11.07

Eventing safety discussed before British rider’s death

27.7.07

New cross-country safety measures introduced

12.5.07

Cross-country death, injuries concern equestrian federation

17.2.07

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