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Report your horse riding incidents & accidents

We are urging all riders and carriage drivers to report all incidents they are involved in, regardless of severity, to us.

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.

What counts as an incident?

An incident is any unplanned event that has:

  • resulted in human or horse feeling unsafe (e.g. road rage)
  • the potential to cause injury to horse and human even though it may not have at this time (a near miss)
  • already caused injury to human or horse (an accident)

What type of incidents can you report?

  • Another road user - including vehicles and cycles
  • Dogs
  • Slipper road surfaces
  • Low flying aircraft
  • Drones
  • Bird scarers
  • Fireworks

If your incident does not fit into one of the above categories please email safety@bhs.org.uk.

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Why it is important to report your incidents

Reporting factual data really can make a difference to equine safety and it allows us to lobby and advise MP's, road safety partnerships, the police and other safety organisations.

We need the evidence to show there is an issue, but require the factual data to be reported; which really can make a difference to equine safety.

  • We lobby and advise MP's, road safety partnerships, the police and other safety organisations. The statistics are used in government debates on subjects such as road safety and fireworks, and high profile presentations. This database ensures we are a significant partner with all equine safety stakeholders.
  • We use our statistics to offer support to BHS members in local safety campaigns.
  • Allows us to identify hotspots and recurring trends.
  • We use the data to hold equine safety events around the UK to give greater awareness of the serious issues equestrians face.
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