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Safety & Accidents

We are dedicated to making the world safer for horses and those who care for them.

We have worked alongside other leading organisations, including the National Police Chiefs Council, Blue Cross, RSPCA, Forestry Commission Wales, GEM Motoring Assist, the Ministry of Defence, NFU Mutual and PRP Rescue in order to raise awareness on horse riding safety.

Why our work is crucial

Since the launch of our Horse Accidents website in 2010 there have been:

  • More than 3,700 reports of road incidents involving horses; 315 horses have died and 43 people have lost their lives
  • Over 1,400 reported incidents involving dogs and horses
  • Over 250 incidents involving fireworks and horses reported

We also have a range of useful leaflets and posters to view and download.

Volunteer with The British Horse Society

Our Equestrian Safety Advisers work hard to achieve safer conditions for all equines and those involved in the care and use of equines. If you are interested in becoming an Equestrian Safety Adviser please take a look at our Role Description. If you wish to apply, please visit the Volunteering page and download a Volunteer Enquiry and Registration form. Alternatively, contact safety@bhs.org.uk or call 02476 840516 for more information.

Our Work

 report an incident

 access and bridleways work

 Dead? Or Dead Slow

 incident map

 what to wear

 Mounted Police 200x280

 

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