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The essential award for all riders. Ride Safe gives you the confidence to ride in the most common environments, keeping you and your horse safe.

Ride Safe is a topic within the BHS Challenge Awards with four levels; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

If you are following one of our Career Pathways, the Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award is required to be completed as part of the Stage 1 Ride. See the syllabus for each level.

Any of our Ride Safe Challenge Awards can be completed at a BHS Approved Riding Centre, or on your own horse or pony with one of our Approved Ride Safe Trainers

When you sign up to any Challenge Award you will receive the accompanying information booklet from your coach to help support your learning. When you sign up to the Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award, you will also receive the Ride Safe guide providing practical examples, tips and guidance to help you stay safe when riding in all situations including:  

  • Riding safely on the road, along rights of way, across agricultural land, at the beach and when warming up at competitions
  • Negotiating hazards
  • Understanding common signs
  • Dealing with conflict or difficult situations when riding out
  • Negotiating obstacles

The Ride Safe Award is the essential foundation for all riders.