In 1988 The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club asked a local GP’s practice if they would provide some emergency medical cover for their practices and matches. Our Medical Director, Dr Joe Baker duly obliged as a private venture, and over the years further polo and sporting venues were added.
The doctor in the meantime became the Medical Director of Medical Rescue International, (MRI) a company specialising in providing occupational health advice and repatriation assistance to the maritime industry. Much travelling and administration meant that he could not look after the events side as well, so MRI took this on and created a sister company, MRI Events Ltd, to carry out this work.
From our initial narrow base of providing medical cover to polo clubs, we have expanded providing medical personnel, backed by emergency support vehicles for all types of sporting events at clubs, stadia and educational institutions.
In the equine world we have over the years supported cross country events, show jumping, point to point and, of course, polo. To date we enjoy a close working relationship with The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and many others.