The BHS Scotland safety committee deals with all aspects of horse and rider safety in Scoland. In particular, we aim to reduce the number of road accidents involving horses by educating motorists on how to drive when horses are on the road and teaching riders how to ride safely on the road.
The committee also campaigns nationally for the safety of horses and riders on the road and works closely with police, Department of Transport, Scottish Road Safety campaign and other professional bodies.
Please also see the RoadSafetyScotland website
Record any equestrian accidents or incidents
On the Horse Accident web page of The BHS you can record incidents on the road, with low flying aircraft, road surface dressings, dangerous dogs, fireworks, wind turbines, and issues with gates. Sharing your experiences could make a huge difference to all riders. Accurate statistics are essential in order to enable The BHS to lobby government for better conditions for equestrians and we can only campaign when we have sufficient information to carry forward concerns. Thank you.
Get practical advice from our range of useful leaflets to view and download on The BHS Safety website. All leaflets are in PDF format.