Report any accidents to British Horse Society

The British Horse Society is a five-time winner of the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to improving road safety.

It works with a range of organisations, including the National Police Chiefs Council, Blue Cross, Forestry Commission Wales, GEM Motoring Assist, the Ministry of Defence, NFU Mutual and PRP Rescue.

The BHS is dedicated to making a safer world for horses and those who care for them and lobbies government and offers advice on all aspects of safety, from what to wear to transporting a horse.

It is asking riders to share their experiences and help  it fight for change.

The BHS  puts a great deal of passion into ensuring that every horse and rider is as safe as possible. From transport clinics, to puppy socialisation classes, through to our renowned Riding and Road Safety Test, it offers something that can make life safer for all equestrians.

It believe consideration and understanding is key to the successful safe use of roads and rights of way. Alongside other leading organisations, it has developed important advice for equestrians, drivers, cyclists and dog owners alike.

More than 4,000 horse riders and carriage drivers were admitted to hospital between April 1 2013 and March 31 2014 from injury in a transport accident.

Through horseaccidents.org.uk,  the BHS received more than 3,000 reports of safety accidents or incidents – more than 2,000 of which took place on roads – but there are many more it needs to hear about.

It has asked anyone involved in a horse-related incident or accident to report it to the BHS at   02476 840500 or email enquiry@bhs.org.uk

 

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