THE findings from a national survey carried out on horse road safety were the focal point of a series of meetings that took place between representatives from the Road Safety Authority (RSA), Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) in recent weeks.

These key meetings were initiated and led by equine journalist Siobhán English and ride and road safety examiner Anne O’Connor. Earlier this year the hugely experienced horsewomen ran a survey on horse road safety to get a true picture of the issue in Ireland.