Equestrianism refers to horse riding of various kinds. For example it might refer to riding a horse on a bridleway, or in a dressage or show-jumping event. There are all kinds of options that someone who loves horses can look into if they have a real interest in the animals.
Regardless of whether you are taking part in an event or you are simply riding along a bridleway provided in a local park or forest, you wouldn’t expect to suffer any injuries along the way. Horse riding does of course bring with it the chance of suffering an injury or mishap from time to time, but for the most part there is no need for anyone to be injured if they take appropriate steps to prevent this from happening.
Was someone else to blame?
This is the most important question you will have to ask yourself when you are unfortunate enough to be hurt while riding a horse. There are times when someone else might be to blame because they did not take enough care to avoid an accident. They may have been riding a bicycle on a bridleway where there were clear signs that no bicycles were allowed.
This is just one example. There could potentially be other situations where people might be injured while on a horse. However there have also been cases in the past where people have been hurt by a horse while they were visiting a stables or similar venue. In this situation the person who owns the stables has a duty of care towards everyone else on the premises. They must make sure everyone is safe and there is no risk of injury to anyone, from the horses or indeed in any other way.
Have you suffered injuries while on or near a horse?
Equestrianism injury compensation can be paid if you can prove you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence. You may find this difficult to work out initially, which is why we would recommend you call us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. This is by far the best way to get in touch with the team, because we can then find out whether you do have a chance to get equestrianism injury compensation.
Why not make sure you get the answers now by calling our free enquiry line and getting no-obligation advice as well?
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead