Emergency Preparedness Day at Burghley


Burghley Horse Trials are world renowned and with this level of preparedness it is no surprise that their veterinary, medical and incident response team are training for all eventualities.

BARTA supported a day of joint training, where medics, vets and course responders learned more about each other’s roles and priorities, in order to work seamlessly together when required. 

BARTA provided awareness of techniques that course builders will utilise, to deal with recumbent horses as part of their developing role in supporting the management of unwanted incidents involving people and animals. We discussed safe working practices, informed decision making and options available to stabilise and manage an incident.

Scenarios were then played out with each responder explaining their role and the actions necessary to bring the situation to a safe conclusion. 

BARTA’s Jim Green said,

“Managing any eventing incident requires clear decision making and teamwork. This can only happen through planning together, training together and responding together. BARTA are really proud to be supporting the development of Event Incident Responders, just as we have been for the horseracing community. 

Burghley are to be congratulated for organising this joint scenario day and we hope that all events begin to think about the levels to which their teams are trained and the support available to the industry, translated directly from proven initiatives to prepare regular emergency responders”