Guidelines


Show Accident/Emergency Tips


Do not move the patient or horse.
Call for EMS and/or Veterinarian.
Secure any loose horse(s).
EMS personnel must evaluate the patient and determine status.
Ring steward and/or other personnel will open gates, remove obstacles, so EMS will have access to scene.
The area should be cleared of horses, riders and spectators.
Give specific directions to the ambulance as to the location of the emergency.
Ask the Ambulance driver not to use their lights or sirens, due to the danger of spooking horses.
Witness names and contact numbers should be gathered for later use.
Arrangements for care of the horse should be made by the owner, show management or veterinarian.
Notification of family should be done by the show management.