BHS launches training course series for its Riding and Road Safety trainers

The BHS has organised a series of accredited training sessions for individuals interested in becoming ridingand road safety trainers.

From 2003 only accredited trainers who have completed the new course will be allowed to train candidates for the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.

“As the number of accidents involving horses on our roads continues to increase, it is vital that riders are professionally trained to cope with this potentially dangerous situation,” says BHS spokesperson, Nichola Gregory.

The courses will take place around the country between now and October, and cost £50 per person.

Dates and venues

  • 12 Feb – Brooksby College, Leicestershire
  • 14 Feb – BHS HQ Stoneleigh Course fully booked
  • 2 March – Larchfield, Annahilt, Co Down, N. Ireland
  • 19 March – Halstead, Sevenoaks limited places available
  • 3 April – Lancs CC, Leyland
  • 10 April – Pontyland, Tyne & Wear
  • 17 April – Cullinghood, Upper Basildon
  • 14 May – York, Yorkshire
  • 23 May – Buntingford, Herts
  • 4 September – Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset
  • 24 September – Aberconwy Equestrian Centre, Llangystenin, Gwynedd
  • 25 September – Pencoed College, Bridgend, Wales
  • 22 October – Ayrshire Equitation Centre, Ayr, Scotland
  • 23 October – Gleneagles E C, Auchterarder, Scotland
  • 24 October – Highland Riding Centre, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Scotland

Individuals who are interested in becoming BHS Riding and Road Safety Approved Trainers should contact the BHS Safety Office (tel: 08701 201921).

To find out more about road safety for riders visit www.bhs.org.uk/safety.htm

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