injury

13-May-2015

Over the past few years there has been a worrying increase in dog attacks on ridden horses. As it stands, the law fails to provide adequate protection for horses who fall victim to dog attacks. Unless the rider is hurt…


10-November-2014

Another claim has been brought by someone injured in a collecting ring collision. This time the accident occurred at a Show jumping Association of Ireland event. An unfortunate lady who was both spectating and helping in the collecting ring was…


18-December-2013

Q: What kind of groom is deemed to accept risk of injury?  A: a self-employed one   The courts deal with a steady trickle of claims by unfortunate riders who have been injured riding someone else’s horse and have sued for…


30-May-2013

Horse & Hound has reported another failed court case against an equestrian employer.  Ms Kublin was employed as a groom at Jane Allison Equestrian Ltd and had been there only 10 days when she took a nasty fall from a…


18-May-2012

The new sentencing guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council (effective from August 2012) have been welcomed and described as a “tougher approach” by Trevor Cooper, Legal Consultant for Dogs Trust, who has said: “Dogs Trust welcomes the guidelines which will…


16-May-2012

Guidelines have been laid down for sentencing of offenders convicted for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.  The top of the sentencing range for owners allowing their dog to be dangerously out of control and injuring someone has been…


6-March-2012

The Animals Act 1971 is back in the news after the decision in Kara Goldsmith v Robert Patchcott in which Ms Goldsmith sued Mr Patchcott for injuries she suffered when she was bucked off a horse which was in his…


23-November-2011

Oh dear!  Another two accidental injury cases reported this week, both of interest to the horse world.  One is about a golfer who lost his eye to a stray golf ball hit from an adjacent tee.  He was awarded £400,000…