HORSHAM & District Riding Club invites all riders to Ride Safe- an event taking place at the Brinsbury Campus of Chichester College, near Pulborough on Monday February 12.
The Ride Safe event is at the college’s Equine Centre beside the A29 at North Heath in West Sussex, at RH20 1DL. Please be there for 10am for a prompt 10.30am start.
This is a Rider Responsibility Event dedicated to all aspects of riding safely, whether on the road, in open countryside and at shows.Ride Safe covers what to wear, discussion about hazards you may encounter and how to deal with them.
It is a follow-up to the British Horse Society’s televised and highly acclaimed 2017 DEAD SLOW campaign which aimed at encouraging drivers and cyclists to “Pass Wide and Slow” – the video of which was viewed more than 2.6 million times on-line.
Alan Hiscox, the British Horse Society’s Director of Safety, has had 26 years equine experience as a Mounted Police Ofﬁcer. He will give a talk and video presentation. Tim Briers, BHS Riding and Road Safety Assessor and Trainer (Stage 3 in coaching Horsemanship), will instruct four ‘guinea pig’ riders on the soon to be updated Riding & Road Safety Test.
The BHS has also launched the Ride Safe Awrd to provide riders with the knowledge to protect themselves and their horse. It covers all aspects of riding so it is very important that you are aware of this Award.
It is accompanied by a comprehensive “Ride Safe Guide” that teaches riders how to manoeuvre in trafﬁc, and what to do in a difﬁcult situation on the road. Anyone 11 years or older can take the Award at selected BHS Approved Centres and It will be essential for those just beginning their BHS qualiﬁcations.
Equisafety Ltd with their latest Hi Viz clothing and other safety wear for riders and horses, and Myrocam UK – suppliers of head and body safety cameras, have also been invited to this event.
Advance Tickets for members and non members cost £6.00 each, which includes light refreshment. Send cheques made payable to HDRC and your contact details to the organiser: Mrs Marilyn Turner, Ryersh House, Ryersh Lane, Capel, Surrey RH5 5LJ. (Tel. 01306 711069 / mobile 0752 732 7564 after 7pm)
OR pay via PayPal on-line: www.hdrc.org.uk and see under “Events”
Tickets on the day will cost £8 each, payment by cash only.