Health and Safety Training


For all queries relating to Safety, email our National Safety Manager Meredith Chapman

General enquires email: [email protected]

For urgent enquiries and serious incident reporting phone: 0481 162 596


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Session Presenter Topic - click for the video preview
1, 2 & 3 Meredith Chapman - EA National Health and Safety Manager We invite YOU to Join Us
1 Stuart Tinny - High Performance Athlete The highs and lows of equestrian sport (resilience)
1 & 3 Dr Kate Fenner Prioritising safety using practical application of equitation science AND Benchmarking your horse’s behaviour: Introducing E-BARQ
1 Inspector Joel Gorden Four Pillars of Health and Safety 
1 Juliana Waugh (AM) Health Safety & Welfare is everyone’s responsibility - no video link available
2 & 3 Julie Fiedler - PhD Candidate University of Melbourne Equestrian Sports and  Social License to Operate AND FutureHorse Project: Horse Welfare Survey Findings
2 Rachael Arnold (Hall & Wilcox), Rob Richard (Marsh) & Zoe Hawke (Marsh) Managing Risk at Events and Club Activities
2 Jillian Taylor - EA Participation Manager  Top 10 Communication Skills for Organisers, Clubs and Coaches
2 Dr Kirrily Thompson Sustainable Equestrian Cultures
3 David Nash - Kentucky Equine Research Horse Nutrition: Intestinal Health and Training Preparation  
3 Dr Kirsten Neil (Veterinarian) What riders and OCs need to know about NEW FEI Regulations no video link available

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Managing and reporting concussion for our Equestrian Sport is mandatory from 1st January 2021.  

EA has developed a 'Concussion in Sport reporting Protocol’  and this describes the process for our Medical Service Providers (supporting organising committees and clubs) and EA Accredited Coaches, Officials and Clubs to complete. This forms part of the EA Overarching National Event-Activity Medical & Reporting Protocol - see "Table 1" on the Risk Management page HERE.


Equestrian Australia Concussion Training is now available

This training will be delivered by Equestrian Australia’s National Safety Manager and guest speakers

Training dates for Concussion:

Coaches, Officials, OCs and Clubs:  2022 Dates TBC

Athletes: 2022 Dates TBC

Please refer to EA National Concussion in Sport education and training materials Version1.3 2021 Updated 24.03.21

Have the above training materials handy when you're participating in the concussion training course.


Concussion Reporting Forms

Concussion reporting Protocols and Return to Sport Management are a mandatory requirement for Equestrian, as advised by the Australian Institute of Sport.

It is the responsibility of the Medical Service Provider (MSP) or Coach (not medical specific info) to complete Form 8 (EA-HSMS-MED-Incident Referral-Report).

Training is being provided for all EA registered MSP, Coaches and relevant others.

Form 08 Incident reporting requirements:

a) No apparent injury/illness (including a near miss activity).
Even any person who presents for a medical review or needs basic attention by a MSP or in the presence of an EA Coach. A copy is to be forwarded to NSM [email protected]

Note: For Eventing ONLY the TDs running sheet is sufficient to report no apparent injury or illness

b) ALL Serious Incidents (SI) (ambulance transfer, unable to return to sport, concussion or other). Form 08 MUST be completed by the MSP and /or EA Coach. A copy is to be forwarded to the NSM within 24hrs of the Serious Incident [email protected]

Reminder: For every Form 08 completed a copy is distributed to the following:
1) MUST be forwarded (scanned and emailed) to the NSM [email protected]

2) Medical Service Provider can keep a copy for their records

3) Copy for Organising Committee, Club or Coach

4) In the case of a suspected Concussion and/or transfer (e.g. Hospital) for further medical review following a Serious Incident a copy can go with the Ambulance, Athlete or their support person.

How to get Form 08?

Option 1. Purchase a triplicate booklet click here to order: 
Order Form for booklets
Cost: $20 per booklet plus postage as follows: 1-2 books $10 postage and 3+ books $20 postage
Payment can be by direct credit or credit card by calling EA National office 02 8762 7777


Option 2. FREE access to Form 08.
Complete Form 08 on your iphone, ipad or laptop. You can elect to forward a copy via email to relevant parties (at the bottom of the form) and a copy MUST be emailed to NSM [email protected]
Incident Referral Report - Form 08

EA Member Concussion Advice - Form 09 A Updated 15.09.2021

General Concussion Resources

Concussion in Sport: Concussion in Sport

Brain Injury Australia: Brain Injury Aus

Find out how a concussion occurs, how to identify the symptoms and how to treat it in this video: Concussion in Sport Australia

Concussion Recognition Tool 5: CRT5

Headcheck Concussion App: Concussion App – HeadCheck



February 2018

Intro to MIM Clip MIM Clip to Gate and Wall
 MIM Clip to Poste & Rail and Oxer Fences  MIM Clip to Table Fences



Read equestrian-realted research and studies.

Research Library


Clean Sport & Anti-Doping

For rules, reluations and requirements regarding safe sport and anti-doping for both the human and equine athlete click HERE