Supporters

Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge our supporters who have assisted with their time and expertise and  who are assisting us to build awareness of the importance of this safety measure. Our supporters have a demonstrated commitment to health and safety within horse riding industries.
Greg Childs - Retired champion jockey with 31 years of experience, having ridden over 2100 winners including multiple Group 1 winners and 2 Jockey Premierships. Greg has had significant experience in race falls and is the designer of VIPA body protectors for horse riders of all disciplines.
Dr Caron Jander, MBBCh, MPhil (Sports Med), FAFOEM, FACSM, FACAsM - Former National Medical Officer, Australian Racing Board, Consultant Occupational Physician. Dr Jander was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study improvements in health protection standards for jockeys and has recommended fall safety training as an injury countermeasure.
Wayne Boyde - Head Teacher, Australian Racing and Equine Academy, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute.
James Kay, Dip Agr (Horse Breeding), Snr Horse Riding Instructor (Horse Safety Australia) - Zone Chief Instructor and member of State Executive NSW Pony Clubs, Teacher of Equine Studies and Agriculture at TAFE NSW. Jamie has over 30 years of experience working with horses including as a former jockey, trackwork rider, trainer, and currently as a teacher and instructor.
Joy Poole OAM - President Australian Horse Industry Council. The Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) represents the interests of all persons and the health and welfare of all horses in the Australian horse industry.
Nina Arnott OAM - Executive Officer, Horse Safety Australia, and Director of the Australian Horse Industry Council. 
Horse Safety Australia was formed to foster higher standards of safety within the horse riding industry.
Diane Bennit Cert IV Training- Director of Australian Horse Industry Council, Chairperson WA Horse Council, HorseSafe Auditor, qualified coach / trainer / assessor with EA, RDA, AHRC, PCA and BHSA. Diane is a multi-talented "all round" horse person. She has produced and rode a number of highly successful show jumping horses - "Ocean Foam" went on to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
James Karageorgiou - Senior Physical Preparation Coach, Victorian Institute of Sport. James is a former trackwork rider, a current consultant to sports including Women's Gymnastics, and has also worked with Aerial Skiing and Racing Victoria's Apprentice Jockey Education Program.
Paul Davenport - President of Horse Safety Australia and Manager of Risk Services for Affinity Insurance Brokers. Paul has been instructing and assessing in the Horse Industry for over 35 years. He is a former Board Member of AHIC and the AHIC Code of Practice Review Group
Jamie Dowling- Vice President, National Campdraft Council of Australia, a Director of the Southern Campdrafting Association Limited and a Director of the Australian Horse Industry Council.
Tom Gibson BE MSc GMQ PhD CPEng - Principal and Managing Director, Human Impact Engineering - injury prevention through analysis, testing and design. Experts in impact injury biomechanics.
Assoc Prof Russell Roberts BA, DipAppPsych, MPsych (Clinical), Exec Masters of Public Admin, PhD - Russell is currently director of KR Consulting and Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sydney. His research has focused on reaction times and factors influencing speed of response. This included the influence of distractions and parallel processing, average response times and assessing normal variation in response times in a sample of over 500 research participants.
Grant Brecht  BPsych (Hons) MPsych (Clinical) - Managing Director, Insight Elite Performance Psychology. Grant and his team provide counselling, support and self-development programs to assist jockeys across NSW & ACT.
Professor Lesley Day, PhD MPH - Former Head of falls prevention research at Monash University Research Institute. Lesley is working to slow the growth in deaths and injuries from falls, and her research history has included supervising a study of falls among jockeys.
Peta HitchensMVPHMgt, PhD - Peta has conducted a number of research projects in horse racing safety and welfare, and an expert on the epidemiology of jockey falls, injuries and fatalities. Her research has included the economic impact of jockey injuries.
Frances Crampton AM JP - Sport Management Consultant. Frances is a former International level gymnast and Olympic Team Coach and held the position of National Technical Director for Women's Gymnastics for 16 years. She is a life member and current Director of Gymnastics Australia.
Kym Dowdell OAM B.A.(Human Movement) GDipEduc CertIVTraining - CEO Gymnastics Queensland. Kym has been a member of the International Women's Gymnastics Technical Committee for 20 yrs, is an accredited High Performance Coach and Federation of International Gymnastics Judge (including Olympic Games)
Aaron Bloomfield LLB BCom MPA - Chief Executive Officer, Gymnastics NSW. Aaron has facilitated a period of sustained growth in membership and capability for Gymnastics in NSW. He was formerly chairman of NSW Sports Federation and also a successful coach being awarded NSW Gymnastics Coach of the year in 2003.
Jamie Parsons BBus GDipLaw CertIVTraining - Chief Executive Officer, Gymnastics Victoria. Jamie is a leading sport and education professional and has worked in senior leadership positions with some of Australia's most prestigious sporting organisations
Assoc Prof John D. YeoMS DPRM FRACS FACRM FAFMR - Honorary Director, SpinalCure Australia, Honorary Medical Officer of Spinal Injuries Unit Royal North Shore Hospital, Consultant in Rehabilitation at Dalcross Private Hospital in Killara NSW, Retired Director of The Spinal Research Foundation.
Ken Armanasco, BAppSc GCOHS - Director of Safety Dynamics, Consultant in Safety and Risk Management Systems. Ken was formerly Head Coach of the Victorian Gymnastic Program and coach of many State and National Champions.
Haydn Bellamy  B.Sc. (Sports Science and Admin) - State Director, Gymnastics South Australia. Haydn is responsible for daily operational management and policy development for Gymnastics in SA in conjunction with the Board, Committees and staff.
Andrew Cordery  B.Ed. (Phys Ed) BAppSc - Former High Performance Manager, Gymnastics South Australia. Andrew has Advanced Coaching Accreditation in Men's Gymnastics and is an accredited judge with the Federation of International Gymnastics. 
Alida Scott - Former High Performance Manager, Gymnastics Western Australia. Alida has 50 years of experience across multiple disciplines and has represented Australia on State and National Teams as a gymnast and coach. She has Advanced Coaching Accreditation in Men's and Women's Gymnastics.
Jade Salpietro Blogger, horse lover and ‘confident rider in training.' Jade is the founder of the Confident Rider website, 
an on-line resource and motivational hub that assists horse riders to stay safe and enjoy their time in the saddle.

Organisations

The core purpose of the rider fall safety training is to reduce injury outcomes for jockeys, equestrian sports and riders of all ages and disciplines. Thank you to those organisations and businesses and their leaders who are taking a proactive stance on rider fall safety training and have provided support in a number of different ways such as; providing financial support to assist in offering this training on-site to their members; hosting the training at their site free of charge to help reduce the cost of the training to riders; and raising awareness and promoting the availability and importance of the training. PLEASE GIVE THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS AND BUSINESSES YOUR FULL SUPPORT - THEY ARE ACTIVELY ASSISTING WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INJURY:
  • Australian Horse Industry Council
  • Dubbo Zone Pony Clubs
  • Equestrian SA Youth Expo
  • Esperance Pony Club
  • Get Up & Gallop
  • Hawkesbury Riding Club
  • Horsanity
  • Horse SA
  • Horse Zone.com.au
  • Karosel Equestrian
  • Kingstown Pony Club
  • NSW Polo Association
  • NSW TAFE - Richmond
  • NSW Zone 25 Pony Clubs
  • Pony Club Association of NSW
  • Scone Horse Trials Committee
  • Southern Campdraft Association
  • The Riding Patch, Strathalbyn
  • Top Horse.com.au
  • WA Horse Council
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