FEI Risk Management Statistics Report 2007 - 2018 | An Eventful Life

FEI Risk Management Statistics Report 2007 - 2018

 

The FEI Risk Management Statistics Report 2007 – 2018 has been published showing the growth in the number of competitions and improvements in rotational fall statistics but an increase in 2018 of falls on the flat and the highest percentage of Seriously Injured Riders from Non-Rotational Falls since 2010

Read the full report HERE

 

KEY FACTS

Competition numbers

  • The total number of competitions has grown by 80%, from 408 to 725 between 2007 and 2018
  • CIC (Short Format) competition format is increasing over CCI (Long Format). The numbers of CIC competitions have increased to 62% versus 36% for CCI in 2018 compared to 59% CIC and 41% CCI in 2007
  • The total number of starters has grown by 53% from 2007 to 2018
  • The distribution of starters per level shows;
    • Slight decrease at One and Two star level (average of 48.2% at One Star and 31.6% at Two Star
    • Slight increase at Three and Four Star (average of 17.4% for Three Star and 1.9% for Four Star
    • New Intro level represents 0.9% of starters
    • Starters at Intro and One Star represent nearly 50% of the total number of starters in FEI competition
    • Intro, One Star and Two Star make up 80% of total number of starters

 

Fall Statistics

  • The overall percentage of falls in 2018 (5.37%) is slightly higher than 2017 (5.34%)
  • The number of falls on the flat has increased for 2018 from 15.99% in 2017 to 19.5% in 2018
  • Figures for 2018 show a decrease in the percentage of unseated riders but horse falls have increased from 1.38% in 2017 to 1.55% in 2018
  • The percentage of rotational falls (higher risk of injury for horse and rider) has decreased from 0.44 horse falls every 100 starters (1 rotational fall every 228 starters) in 2017 to 0.13 rotational fall every 100 starters (1 rotational fall every 746 starters) in 2018

 

Injury

  • In 2018, 41 serious injuries included 26 concussions
  • Statistics for the period 2007 – 2018 shows an average of;
    • 4.92% falls without injury (1 fall every 20 starters)
    • 0.35% falls with slight injury (1 fall every 284 starters)
    • 0.18% falls with serious injury (1 fall every 544 starters)
    • 0.0058% fatal fall (1 fatal fall every 17,367 starters)

 

The report advises that the numbers in the Injury Statistics ‘need to be assessed with due care as the reporting on injuries has not always been consistent’ but an improved follow up procedure was implemented in 2010. Therefore ‘figures from 2010 to 2018 should be considered more reliable’

In 2018 the percentage of Seriously Injured Riders from Unseated Falls is 1.88%, the third highest since 2010

The percentage of Seriously Injured Riders from Non-Rotational Falls is 7.12%, the highest since 2010

The percentage of Seriously Injured Riders from Rotational Falls is 17.86%, the second highest since 2010