COVID Guidance - resumption of activities. Specific guidance can be found HERE.
BHS volunteer committees carry out hundreds of events for the BHS. This huge amount of work helps to deliver our charitable objectives and brings us closer to achieving our vision and mission.
Free training for volunteers in how to run an event is available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Planning an Event
Guide to Running Events and Activities
Event Planning Check List
Example Event Budget
BHS Booking form template
If you are going to take pictures at your event please share our Image Guidelines with your photographer. As the BHS is active in Education, Welfare and so many other areas of the equestrian sector, people have a high expectation of us. The image guidelines help us ensure that all pictures we use in promotional materials or on social media have been checked, demonstrate the best of equestrian care and are compliant with GDPR. Any questions about these can be directed to your National/Regional Manager or the Communications department at Head Office.
Image Guidelines FNL
Promoting an Event
Poster Template - A3 size
Poster Template - A4 size
Poster Template - A5 size
BHS Corporate Brand Guidelines
Health & Safety
The law around health and safety can be complex but must be complied with. Any event run by (or in the name of) the BHS must be organised with the full knowledge of your committee/team and/or your National/Regional Manager. In addition, all required health and safety documents should be sent to email@example.com prior to the event. Failure to comply with this will compromise the BHS insurance cover.
Free training for volunteers in Event Health and Safety is run on a regular basis and we would urge all volunteers involved with organising events on behalf of the BHS to complete this training.
Health & Safety Checklist for Organisers
Event Safety Pack Template
Health & Safety Policy Statement
Risk Assessment Template Risk Assessment for an Equestrian Event Risk Assessment for Simple Event
Safeguarding Plan Template
More information can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.
Any accidents that occur at an event should be recorded on an Accident Report form and notified to your National/Regional Manager.
Find out more about reporting accidents
Accident Incident and Near Miss Form Complex
Accident Incident and Near Miss Form Simple
Below are a selection of other documents that might be useful to ensure your event stays safe. Most of these are horse-related and will be most useful for pleasure rides or similar events.
Highways Signage Guidance
Advise for Construction of Rings 2015
BHS Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses and Ponies at Events
Rider Weight Guidance and Calculation 2018
Hat Standards and Guidance
Body Protector standards and guidance
Judges and Officials for Equestrian Events