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BHS Ride Safe Award

The BHS Ride Safe Award helps educate riders in road safety, in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the roads. The BHS Ride Safe Award is available to all riders from 11 years of age and is supported by the Department for British Transport. It is probably the only test that any rider will undertake that has the potential to save not only their own life, but that of their horse and other road users as well.

It is not essential to own a horse in order to take the test, as we have many horses available for hire.

Full training can be provided by Country Treks. This is an additional cost to the candidate and is normally the morning of the exam. Training can be provided on top of this if you feel you require it.

Candidates do not have to be BHS members to take the BHS Ride Safe Award Test.

Ride Safe gives you the knowledge to; ride safely on the road, along rights of way, across agricultural land, at the beach and when warming up at competitions. You will learn best practice on negotiating hazards and obstacles, understanding common road signs and how to deal with conflict or difficult situations when riding out.

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