Course Safety at Badminton - British Eventing
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Course Safety at Badminton


Three times winner of Badminton Horse Trials, Ian Stark joined World Horse Welfare at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in 2014 to talk horse safety with British Eventing's National Safety Officer, Jonathan Clissold and Badminton Horse Trials vet, Richard Hepburn.

The documentary film put together and edited by World Horse Welfare explores how British Eventing data collated over time has helped to improve safety, how vet services are as important as the event itself and just how much thought and preparation goes into horse welfare and safety at events like Badminton.

In an exclusive behind the scenes interview with vet, Richard Hepburn we hear all about the structure of the medical services provided for competing horses on cross country day and across the three-day event.

With Ian Stark fronting the film, viewers can gain an insight into how a top eventing champion would jump the fences as he expresses his feelings on some of the questions.

The film underlines World Horse Welfare's support for the responsible use of horses in sport and experience as independent welfare advisor to the FEI and British Horseracing Authority that safety measures need not detract the spectacle from sporting events – thus Jonathan and Richard talk safety for the benefit of horse and rider and Ian talks of thrilling fences.