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We take the health and safety of coaches, horses, riders, and all involved with horses seriously. When carrying out duties as an equestrian coach, you have a duty of care to safeguard the health and safety of your clients, the horses and anyone else that may be involved.

You will think about risk, and the health of safety of all you work with as soon as you step onto a yard, whether that’s thinking about the weather conditions, the facilities available to you or the behaviour of the horse(s) you are working with. Being risk aware shouldn’t be seen as a limiting factor when planning or carrying out activities, but as making sure that everyone involved can enjoy the activity in a fun, safe environment.

This course has been specifically developed by equestrian professionals for equestrian coaches. It outlines the roles and responsibilities towards health and safety, duty of care and risk management by promoting good practice within the industry. The course will prepare you for building useful risk assessments and logging other important information. If there’s an incident while coaching, this information could help you if an insurance claim is made against you.

Delivered by expert coaches, this online course will be interactive, promoting discussion and bringing relatable real-world scenarios to life. Whether you are experienced, or just starting out in your coaching

You will be able to:

  • Recognise how health and safety impacts your coaching
  • Identify your responsibility for safe coaching
  • Develop your awareness of risk management
  • Build useful risk assessments (specific, generic and dynamic)
  • Manage accidents and follow-up actions
  • Identify your GDPR and biosecurity responsibilities



Please remember if you are a BHS Accredited Professional Coach*,  these courses are included as part of your membership.  Please get in touch with the APC team to book onto a course.

*those that take out the full Accredited Professional Coach package.

If you need to make any changes to your booking, please do so 48 hours before your booked course date, otherwise additional charges may be applied.