Is Eventing Becoming too Dangerous?

smellshorsey Archive on April 14, 2008, 22:27


I just got an e-mail from Pony Club about the high number of eventing deaths in the last year. Pony Club was calling for all leaders and participants to make sure that members are competing at the appropriate level.

They cited the following story, which I will excerpt here, from the New York Times:

A failed jump by one of the world’s finest riders and a spate of deaths have unnerved the equestrian community.

Darren Chiacchia, 43, who helped the United States Olympic team win a bronze medal at the Athens Games and was considered a favorite for this year’s team, was


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