You are here: Home > Our Work > Safety & Incidents > Report your incidents > Learn More | Reporting your horse incidents

Learn More | Reporting your horse incidents

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.

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
  • Slippery road surfaces
  • Low flying aircraft
  • Drones
  • Fireworks

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



 
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW APP - HORSE i

Our new horse incidents reporting app, Horse i, allows you to quickly and easily submit details of any incidents you encounter directly to the BHS via your mobile or tablet device.

download on the ios app store 

google play app store

Please wait while we complete your membership

Processing your details...