Horse riding statistics in the EU

Accidents … in the 28 countries of the European community Le dispositif Equisure sur le cavalier et son cheval
(period from 2010 to 2012):

  • 6,000 accidents each year
  • 770 deaths each year
  • 818 head injuries
  • 45% of accidents happen outside organized activities, competitions, etc …
  • 90% of the riders are women.
  • 5th most dangerous sporting activity
  • 4th activity generating the most accidents to the head (loss of consciousness …)

Source www.eurosafe.eu.com