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Major eventing nation backs compulsory frangible fences for cross-country

Equestrian Australia (EA) has introduced a new eventing rule making the use of frangible devices on cross-country fences compulsory. The rule will come into play in February next year. From then on,...

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Watch how MIM clip table prevents serious cross-country fall

A dramatic video released by the German equestrian federation shows a table fitted with MIM clips collapsing when a horse and rider hit it. In the video below (please be patient to give the video time...

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Collapsible cross-country table trialled in Britain for first time

Willa Newton and Moonlight Dance S clear the MIM clip table in the CCI4*-S Lycetts Grantham CupA table fence designed to collapse to prevent serious horse falls has been trialled in Britain for the...

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Mary King: The importance of the ‘coffin canter’ *H&H VIP*

My past two weekends have been spent at Tattersalls and Bramham and, interestingly, Ian Stark’s good old-fashioned coffins were the bogey four-star fences at both events. At Bramham, he had resited the...

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New standard for frangible cross-country fences could boost invention *H&H Plus*

Following news of a new standard for frangible devices and a change to the testing process, hopes are high that new inventions to help improve eventing safety could be on the way. H&H finds out...

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New rotationals falls research is a ‘vital’ safety step *H&H Plus*

The project used a computer-generated forecasting model to gain a physics-based insight into rotational falls enabling the researchers to calculate the scenarios in which a horse would rotate or not....

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Boost for eventing safety as $500,000 fundraising target reached

The MIM frangible clip set on a cross-country fence. A $500,000 (£364,937) fundraising target aiming to make eventing safer in the United States has been met in less than a year. In March 2020 United...

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MIMclip inventor: ‘I want to help a sport that I love’ *H&H Plus*

Mats Björnetun on his trajectory from hot rods to cross-country safety devices Under the MIMsafe brand, my company is the industry leader within the field of crash-tested dog cages, gates and universal...

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Top event riders call for review of penalties given when frangible clips or...

The yellow MIMclip is designed to be used on cross-country fences such as corners. THERE are growing calls for the FEI to re-examine the automatic 11 penalties given for breaking a frangible device...

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Mark Phillips on frangible penalties: ‘Riders hate it – but it’s here to stay’

Former Olympic team gold medallist, four-time Badminton winner and top course designer Mark Phillips shares his thoughts on the frangible penalties given at Tokyo and Bicton Mark Phillips in his role...

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