Horse Society Safety Symposium takes on the Big Issues: Risks,
Roads, Hats, Bodies and Blue Lights!
British Horse Society's Safety Department is holding a Safety Symposium
on Saturday 4 October looking at the Big Issues: Risks, Roads, Hats,
Bodies and Blue Lights. The day-long event will take place at The
Quality Inn, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, starting at 10 o'clock.
day is aimed at exploring the relationship between horses, riding
on the roads and other road users as well as protective clothing
and risk assessment. Topics will include emergency vehicles and
how horses react to them, cyclists' and drivers' perceptions of
horses on the road, risk assessment and riders' responsibilities
- particularly pertinent following the Law Lords decision earlier
this year (Mirvahedy v Henley) - body protectors, riding hats and
avoiding injury to riders' teeth.
speakers include David Massey from the Blue Light User Group, Andy
Cook from the Cycling Touring Club, Robin Cummins, chief examiner
for the Driving Standards Agency and Brenda Gilligan, a practising
solicitor specialising in equine matters and author of Practical
for the symposium cost £50.00 (BHS members), £55.00
(non-BHS members). To book your place and for further information
please contact: The BHS Safety Dept., (tel: 01926 707823) or visit
the BHS website: www.bhs.org.uk/safety.htm
Places are limited so early booking is advised. Accommodation is
available at a reduced rate by contacting the BHS Safety Dept.