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Riding and Road Safety Trainers' Courses

It's unfortunate that some riders are forced to ride on the roads but we aim to educate as many people as possible and make the roads as safe as they can be.  By becoming a Riding and Road Safety Trainer, you help to improve the standards of riding on the road, therefore reducing the risk of accidents to horse, rider and motorist alike.

The Riding and Road Safety Trainers’ Course is a robust and high-quality course that ensures trainers are are up-to-date with current methods, maintain high standards and train candidates consistently.

This comprehensive course also offers trainers security through official recognition of their role, as well as a number of exclusive benefits.


  • A professional British Horse Society accreditation
  • A full day’s training given by experienced and qualified presenters
  • A comprehensive training manual, CD ROM, Riding and Roadcraft manual, and Highway Code
  • A certificate card confirming your approval as a BHS Riding and Road Safety Trainer (valid for two years)
  • Inclusion on the Riding and Road Safety trainers register (including free listing on our website)
  • Training every two years.

Am I eligible to become a Riding and Road Safety trainer?

To become a trainer you must have already passed your Riding and Road Safety test. You also need to be one of our Gold members. You then need to attend one of our full day training courses. Once accredited, you’ll hold a valid certificate card for two years. Once you’ve become a trainer, you must attend a Continual Professional Development (CPD) refresher day every two years to maintain your accredited status.

Please note - the successful completion of this course does not include any insurance and all of our Riding & Road Safety Trainers are advised to ensure that they have the right level of insurance for their activities. Those on the BHS Register of Instructors with freelance instructors insurance are covered under this policy though the policy does not extend to any helpers that they use.

Get in touch to apply

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Safety Team
The British Horse Society
Abbey Park

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