TAKEN by more than 4,000 candidates a year, the British Horse Society Riding and Road Safety Test helps educate riders
TAKEN by more than 4,000 candidates a year, the British Horse Society Riding and Road Safety Test helps educate riders in road safety to minimise the risk involved when riding on the roads.
The test is available at Checkendon Equestrian Centre to all riders from 12 years of age and is supported by the Department for Transport. It is the only test 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.
The training and test are open to anyone over 12, whether or not you are a member of the British Horse Society. You do not need to own a horse, or use your own horse, as Checkendon Equestrian Centre can supply a horse or pony for the training and the test day.
Although the course is not obligatory, it is highly recommended. The courses run over four two-hour sessions as follows: session one theory (come prepared to take notes); session two practical (please dress to ride); session three practical and theory; session four revision of all sections.
Training starts in March, a full list of dates can be found on the website.
To book call (01491) 680225, email linda@ checkendonequestrian.co.uk or visit www.checkendon equestrian.co.uk.