You are here: Home > Advice & Information > Potential hazards > Fireworks

Fireworks & Horses | Make sure you are prepared

fireworks frighten, think of us

Organised public displays may be cancelled this year, and as a result there could be an increase in private firework displays at home. Follow our horse owner checklist to prepare and make this firework season as safe as possible for you and your horse.

Are you prepared?

fireworks infographic

Have you had a problem with fireworks?

We are urging all equestrians to report all incidents involving fireworks, regardless of severity, to us. You can let us know by reporting the incident through our online form.

Reporting your incidents helps us to better understand the rate of equine-related incidents across the UK.

Anyone can report their incidents or near misses to us; you don’t have to be a BHS member. It is vital each and every incident is recorded in order to be added to our national statistics.

Please watch and share

Watch our video and help us raise awareness of our ‘fireworks frighten, think of us!’ campaign by sharing on your social media.


Further information

For more information, refer to the laws related to fireworks by visiting the DEFRA website or if you are based in Scotland please read the Fireworks FAQS Scotland.

Helpful tips for keeping your horse safe, as well as other pets can be found on the RSPCA website.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has launched a firework safety campaign in 2020.

Download and print our posters

Information and guidance for people planning their own private firework display:

Fireworks Infographic

Horse owner checklist to prepare and make this firework season as safe as possible for you and your horse:

Firework Poster



Related articles

 report an incident

 riding out

 support the bhs

 Chinese lanterns


Please wait while we complete your membership

Processing your details...