Horse Society points the way forward for rights of way
of riders throughout the South West will benefit from the start
of a new Access and Rights of Way training programme from The British
Horse Society (BHS). Access and Rights of Way volunteers from the
BHS and Associated Bridleways Groups in the South West, attended
a Level 1 Training session held recently (15 November), which covered
topics such as Highway Law, the history of the Definitive Map, Finding
Bridleways, and Rights of Way Improvement Plans.
to safe off-road riding is needed by all horse riders to enable
them to avoid the risks of riding on increasingly busy roads, and
to further enjoy the pleasures of riding in the countryside. Many
volunteers work on their behalf and are committed to maintaining
and improving the bridleway network throughout the country. This
often involves dealing with Local and District Councils, Highways
Agencys and other official offices.
Driver, BHS chief executive, said "Our commitment to the subject
of Access and Rights of Way has always been an important part of
our remit. This is the start of a comprehensive training programme
set up this year that will ensure our volunteers are equipped with
the knowledge and support they need to carry out this work on behalf
of horse riders throughout the region"
training was held at Marston House near Frome by kind permission
of Mrs Angela Yeoman and was presented by Mr Robin Carr, Independent
Legal Advisor to the BHS on Access and Rights of Way, Mrs Vicky
Allen, BHS Regional Access Officer in the East Midlands and Hannah
Cohen, BHS Senior Officer for Access and Rights of Way.