Report accidents online

By: Horse Deals


Report accidents online
Report accidents online
The British Horse Society is launching a dedicated horse accidents website at this year’s Your Horse Live (13 – 14 November) designed to provide statistics and data which will be used to lobby the Government for better riding conditions.
The website, www.horseaccidents.org.uk, is being launched to provide anyone involved in an equine-related incident with an easily accessible method of reporting it. Currently, an equestrian-related road incident may go unrecorded unless a human is injured and taken to hospital for treatment from the scene of the accident, thus statistics are poor.

Initially, the website will record road traffic incidents concerning ridden and driven horses, incidents involving low flying aircraft, road surface dressings, dangerous dogs, fireworks, wind turbines, and issues with gates. There will be provision to add other concerns as they are identified.

Sheila Hardy, BHS Senior Executive (Safety), explains: "Without hard evidence and hard statistics it is impossible to lobby those in power to make the changes that are required to ensure riding is safer for all – we need the public to help us before we can help them".

The BHS will be distributing "goodie-bags" containing hi-viz tabards at specified times to visitors to the stand each day

Your Horse Live takes place at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November.
Celebrity rider/trainers include: Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks, Maria and Michael Eilberg, Richard Maxwell, Karen Dixon, and Ellen Whitaker.
For more information on Your Horse Live visit www.yourhorselive.com