Paragliders and Horses

David Webb's picture

**PLEASE REMEMBER** DO NOT FLY CLOSE TO HORSES/RIDERS AND
STOP ALL GROUND-HANDLING IF THEY ARE PASSING BY.

A rider was seriously injured after her horse was 'spooked' by a paraglider being ground-handled, near one of our flying sites last week. The lady rider is undergoing skin grafts after receiving injuries consistent with being thrown onto a barbed wire fence.

Whilst the SHGC is not directly involved we have had communication from the rider's family asking for some dialogue to help prevent this type of accident in the future. As a matter of good PR we will continue this dialogue as necessary.

PLEASE STOP ALL GROUND-HANDLING WHEN HORSES/RIDERS ARE PASSING BY.

David Webb
Sites Officer