British eventing: injury risk when falling while taking part in Great Britain 2015

The statistic illustrates the risk of serious or fatal injuries in British eventing in Great Britain in 2015, by type of fall. As of 2015, somersault horse falls have a 28 percent chance of resulting in serious or fatal injuries in Great Britain. Further information about equestrianism in the UK can be found in the Dossier: Equestrian sports in the United Kingdom.

Risk of serious or fatal injuries in British eventing in Great Britain in 2015, by type of fall

Risk of a serious or fatal outcome
Unseated rider fall2%
Non-somersault horse fall7%
Somersault horse fall28%
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Source

Release date

December 2015

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

31st August 2015

Supplementary notes

Serious - Admitted to hospital as an in-patient either immediatly or later as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident, or died more than 30 days after the accident from injuries sustained; or one or more of the following injuries: fracture, internal injury, severe cuts or lacerations, crushing, concussion.
Fatal - Death within 30 days as a result of injuries sustained in the accident; no death from natural causes.
* The source adds the following information: "Due to data errors, nine events, covering 33 courses with a total of 3,752 starters were not included in the analysis."

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