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