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Push for greater safety measures to be rolled out in equestrian sector ahead of inquests into teen deaths

It has been 10 years since Sarah Waugh was killed in what her parents have described as a preventable tragedy.

She was 18 when she was thrown from a race horse hired by Dubbo TAFE for a beginners' jillaroo course.

For Sarah's mother, Juliana Waugh, it also marked the start of a new chapter advocating for safer equestrian practices.

It is work that has since seen her named as a Member of the Order of Australia.

"We know that the worst can happen and we're living with [it] every day," Mrs Waugh said.

A coronial inquest into her daughter's death saw recommendations put in place, and the family is now pushing for a national horse register.

Despite advocating for about a decade, Mrs Waugh said equestrian safety still had a long way to go in Australia.

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Article written by: Erin Somerville

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