“I am delighted and proud to be Patron
of MDIRF - their work is so valuable to the
equestrian community and the support they
give to injured riders and their families
helps so many rebuild their lives"
Zara Tindall M.B.E.
Welcome to The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (MDIRF) Website
Mark Davies was an event rider who died as a result of an accident at the Burghley Horse Trials in 1988. His parents, Jane (and her late husband, Michael) decided to establish The Fund in his memory, to help injured riders. The fund also campaigns on safety and raises awareness of issues affecting equestrians of all levels.
The Charity doesn’t just help injured riders, it helps ALL people injured in a horse related accident where no other help is readily available.
We are THE ONLY UK CHARITY that does this.
There are thousands of people working with horses in the uk, whether for pleasure or as a career, and an unforeseen accident can happen when you are just mucking out, leading a horse or only in the stable. Sometimes that accident is unfortunately a life changing event, which is when, with our years of experience and list of contacts we can help enable those injured to regain their independence.
The charity is run by a board of trustees and a small team of co-ordinators who ensure we derive maximum value from every donation we receive.
How Can We Help YOU Today?
Make A Donation Browse and buy tickets to an Event Read Our Latest News Contact One of our Team Read Stories from people we have helped Look for Ways you can Support Us Watch a Video Find out how to STAY SAFE around Horses Visit our online shop Advice after an Accident