Taken by more than 4,000 candidates a year, the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test helps educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the roads. The test is available to all riders from 12 years of age and is supported by the Department for Transport. It is probably the only test that any rider will undertake that has the potential to save not only their own life but that of their horse and other road users as well.
It is not essential to own a horse in order to take the test, as many riding schools and centres organise them for their pupils. Similarly, you do not have to attend a centre in order to take the training and the test. Although the published dates refer mainly to tests being held at centres, if a group of ten or more people can get together, many trainers and assessors are happy, subject to a satisfactory BHS Riding and Road Safety risk assessment being carried out, to come to them.
Candidates do not have to be BHS members. Candidates applying to take the test in the Republic of Ireland must book a place with the BHS at least 28 days in advance of the test date.
The BHS Riding and Road Safety Test helps to educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the roads. Training is available to all riders from 12 years of age and the test is supported by the DETR. It is the only test that any rider will undertake that has the potential to save not only their own life but that of their horse as well. It is not essential to own a horse in order to take the test as they can be hired if necessary.
- Wednesday 09 March 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Theory)
- Wednesday 16 March 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Theory)
- Saturday 19 March 12pm - 2pm (Practical Riding)
- Monday 21 March 12pm (Test)
Exam Fee to be paid direct to BHS at least 28 days before the exam date. Training spaces will be allocated to Laurel View exam candidates first, then remainder on a first come first served basis. It is recommended that you obtain a copy of “Riding & Roadcraft” available to buy from the Laurel View Tack Shop or from BHS bookshop online. Also a recent edition of the Highway Code is essential reading.
Cost: £55 per person. Horse Hire if required is £10 per session (for Practical 19 March and Test Day)
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