TAKEN by more than 4,000 candidates a year, the British Horse Society riding and road safety test helps educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the roads.
The test is available to all riders from 12 years of age and is supported by the Department for Transport.
It is 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.
The training and test are open to anyone over the age of 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 training course is not obligatory it is highly recommended. The courses run over four two-hour sessions as follows:
• Session 1: Theory (please come prepared to take notes)
• Session 2: Practical (please dress to ride)
• Session 3: Practical and theory
• Session 4: Revision of all sections.
Training at Checkendon starts in March 2016. A full list of training and test dates can be found on the diary page of our website.
To book a place on the training course and/or the test, call (01491) 680225.
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.checkendonequestrian.co.uk