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Our Work

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, Forestry Commission Wales, GEM Motoring Assist, the Ministry of Defence, NFU Mutual and PRP Rescue.

Our Campaigns

Dead? Or Dead Slow?

Launched in 2016, the 'Dead? Or Dead Slow?' campaign aims to encourage drivers to pass horses safely.

Find out more information about 'Dead? Or Dead Slow?'

Horse Accidents Website

Our horse accidents website launched in November 2010 and is dedicated to reporting any accidents, incidents or near-misses you’ve experienced with your horse, whether it’s on the roads, involving dogs, in fields with bird scarers, or any other kind of safety issue. We’ve received more than 3,000 reports of safety incidents. We use these statistics to lobby those in power to make the changes that are required to ensure riding is safer for all.

Report an incident or you can view our incident map.

Ride Safe Award

Our Ride Safe Award was launched in July 2017 and it's the essential award for all riders. Ride Safe gives you the confidence to ride in the environments you are most often faced with, keeping you and your horse safe.

Learn more about becoming Ride Safe.

Road Safety Week

Each year we support Brake's 'Road Safety Week'. We aim to raise awareness of the threat that riders and carriage drivers face, and educate drivers on how to pass horses on the road safely.

Find out more about Road Safety Week

Our Advice and Resources

At The British Horse Society we put a great deal of passion into ensuring that every horse and rider is as safe as possible. Alongside other leading organisations, we’ve developed important advice for equestrians, drivers, cyclists and dog owners alike about incidents commonly reported to us.

Read information about staying safe while riding out.

Volunteer With Us

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 yourself please take a look at our Role Description here. If you wish to apply, please visit the Volunteering page and download a Volunteer Enquiry and Registration form. Alternatively, contact or call 02476 840516 for more information.

To find your regional and county reps and ask them any local queries you may have, visit your area page.

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