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Inquest into deaths of Olivia Inglis and Caitlyn Fischer calls for equestrian safety overhaul

Equestrian sports are set for a major safety overhaul following an inquest into the deaths of two teenagers who died while taking part in separate eventing competitions three years ago.

Eventing consists of a rider and their horse completing three phases — dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Olivia Inglis was just two minutes into competing at the Scone Horse Trials cross-country course in March 2016 when she and her horse Togha fell at a jump.

The 17-year-old died from serious chest injuries sustained when the horse fell on her.

Almost two months later, the equestrian community was again rocked by the death of Caitlyn Fischer.

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Article written by: Erin Somerville

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