“I had heard of the MDIRF but thought that it only supported elite riders. How wrong could I have been?
I got kicked in the head when the horse I was leading spooked. I had no other insurances at the time so the MDIRF turned out to be a real saviour. They helped me with funding and support, also contributing to professional medical consultations which have helped me to deal with my injuries and give me hope. Without them, I would have had to sell my special horse. Although still not fully recovered I am starting to re-build my life and return to work part-time.”