Safety recommendations handed down by a NSW coroner following two equestrian events have been welcomed on the Border.
Olivia Inglis died on March 6, 2016, after falling from her horse during the cross country phase of an eventing competition in Gundy.
Caitlyn Fisher died of blunt force head injuries less than eight weeks later after falling from her horse during a similar event near Sydney.
Deputy state coroner Derek Lee recently made 31 recommendations following inquests into the deaths, in a bid to improve safety.
He called for research to be undertaken into protective equipment, for medical response teams with at least two medical providers to be used at each event, for medics to be deployed to serious crashes within three minutes, and for serious injury management plans to be put in place at each event.
Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre president Donna Michael said any changes that would improve safety were positive.
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The centre hosts two horse trials each year with further dressage, show jumping and pony events.
Ms Michael said she had seen changes at various events she had recently attended.
"I've noticed increasing focus on safety," she said.
"I would have thought that's come from Caitlyn and Olivia losing their lives.
"I hope everyone organising an event focuses on safety a little bit more.
"I'm sure their families would be thinking that too."
Ms Michael said while people often fall from horses, she wasn't aware of any serious injuries occurring at the Thurgoona centre.
"We certainly haven't had anything like what the coroner's been investigating," she said.
"Any improvement in the sport is going to be great for everybody."
Ms Michael said there was an inherent danger in anything involving horses.
"You're riding something that's got a brain of its own," she said.
"It's not like driving a car, you're riding an extremely powerful animal and you're trusting it with your life."