The Ontario Equestrian Federation is committed to promoting safe horse practices.

Concussion Prevention

*NEW* – The Ontario Equestrian Federation’s updated “Concussion Policy and Return to Play Guidelines
















Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Concussion Resources

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT)

Sport Concussion Library

Helmet Safety

All riders and drivers, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to wear a properly fitted approved safety helmet. The power of example is very influential and can be instrumental in teaching and enlightening others. Not only is it the smart thing to do, it’s the law in Ontario!

Bill 12 – The Horse Riding Safety Act

Parachute – Helmet Safety

Heads Up App

The Heads Up app will help you learn how to spot and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury. This app will also teach you about helmet safety and features information on selecting the right helmet for your child’s or teen’s activity, including information on what to look for and what to avoid.  The Heads Up app is brought to you by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Road Safety

While the Ontario Equestrian Federation urges riders to stay off roadways wherever possible, we realize that it’s not always possible for riders to avoid roads altogether. If you must ride on the road, please read Road Safety for Equestrians. 

Stable Safety

Stable owners and operators have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their horses and riders. Proper risk management practices and active safety measures will reduce the risk of accidents.

Create an Emergency Action Plan