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'Caution: accompanied horses' road sign

  • The BHS is a five-time winner of the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of our outstanding contribution to improving road safety
  • We work 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

Horse rider and cyclist

Our dedicated network of local Safety Officers work hard to make equestrian life safer in your area.

For horses

Horse Accidents is our dedicated website allowing anyone involved in an equestrian accident or incident to report it to us. The data we receive is vital in helping us lobby those in power to make riding safer for all.

Our approach

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What we do...

We put 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, we offer something that can make life safer for all equestrians.

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

Safety in the news

Vital statistics

Why our work is crucial...

  • Through our work in lobbying government, collecting data and offering advice and education, we improve safety for the 3.5 million regular riders and nearly 1 million horses in the UK
  • 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, we’ve received over 3,000 reports of safety accidents or incidents – over 2000 of which took place on roads – but there are many more we need to hear about

What you can do

Report an incident

Report an Incident

Have you been involved in a horse-related incident or accident? Report it to us

Horse Accidents

Transporting your horse

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Get safety advice and information on all aspects of horse transport

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