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Podcast – Interview with Dr Heather Cameron-Whytock – Making eventing safer for our horses

Helen from the Dr David Marlin team interviews Dr Heather Cameron-Whytock – Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire and researcher into THREE of eventings key horse safety studies.

With colleagues, Heather has conducted three significant studies into Horse falls at events. Heather’s 2023 study on horse falls in British Eventing competition was the largest scientific study ever published, and her previous research with FEI data has led to significant safety discussions about fence types and their order during a cross-country course and a closer subjective look at what constitutes a risk factor.

Equestrian eventing is a dangerous Olympic sport, with 16 rider and 69 horse fatalities at competition in the last 10 years. Despite this, there is limited research that aims to improve safety within the sport.

To find out more about Heather and the research she has been involved with, head over to learn more.

Plus, Heather will be LIVE on the Dr David Marlin platform on Thursday, 2nd November, to discuss her research in more depth with a closer look at the numbers and what we can learn from the findings.

Register for the webinar here – LIVE Webinar – Dr Heather Cameron-Whytock on Horse Falls, 3 studies, what have we learned?



27 Oct 2023


8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 27 Oct 2023
  • Time: 3:00 am - 6:00 pm