The Yorkshire Horse & Rider Safety Event at Beverley Racecourse was a fundraising success – you helped us raise £201 for The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund.

To coincide with this year’s National Equestrian Safety Day on Monday 26 March, leading equine experts across different disciplines shared their knowledge on issues that impact on horse and rider welfare, and how a horse will perform in public.

They included equine agronomist Jonathan Holmes; Cathryn Godfrey, trustee of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund; Heather Bennett, a Para Dressage rider, bitting consultant James Cooling; equine insurance expert Kim Beavon; saddle consultant Kathryn Sands; and Adrian Hall, owner of a small quad based agricultural contracting firm specialising in paddock and grassland management.

Jonathan says: “We’re delighted to have raised £201 for The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. It was a fabulous evening at Beverley Racecourse with brilliant feedback on our very informative speakers and guests.”

“Unfortunately, accidents can happen when you are just leading a horse out of the stable or hacking in the countryside and the evening was an important lesson in ways to ensure your horses are happy, and therefore their riders and owners are too.”

“Lessons learnt were that if your horse has adequate nutrition from the grass, has the correct bit & saddle and the yard is maintained correctly, we all have more fun with our horses!”

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