Equestrian sports attract an estimated 7 million people annually in the United States.
Equestrian rider safety continues to be a serious concern. A common challenge that all riders face is the risk of injuries resulting from falls. Every ride can result in a fall, but certain scenarios introduce more risk than others.
FEI Research* shows that the risk of fall with injury ranges from 1 in every 250 starters for low impact falls to 1 in every 520 starters for serious injuries. The type of fall also correlates to the risk of injury or death. The risk of having a serious injury is once every 55 falls. A rotational fall, however, increases the risk to once every 5 falls.
LANDSAFE HAS 3 MAIN GOALS:
1. Save lives
2. Reduce injuries
3. Increase safety education of parents and riders
LANDSAFE is a progression-focused program that focuses on reducing rider risk though our real life simulator, fall technique training and much more. Incorporating gymnastic and tumbling programs to improve coordination, confidence and protective muscle memory, participants them progress to refining their skills on a unique fall simulator.
And now, the LandSafe training program will be coming to Grand Farms, December 1-3 2017. Stay tuned for information about clinic spaces and auditing opportunities!