There are around three million horse riders in Great Britain, many of whom ride on the road and although they prefer not to do so, riders often have no choice because they need to reach to bridleways and other off road facilities.
Horse riders have a right to use the road, and both riders and motorists are responsible for each other's safety. Horses are powerful animals that are easily frightened and can panic, especially near fast-moving traffic or at sudden loud noises.
In 2019, there were 65 accidents involving a ridden horse reported to the police in Great Britain. Of these accidents, 24 resulted in seriously injured casualties and 41 resulted in slightly injured casualties
Providing advice to horse riders to help them remain safe on the road
+44 (0)121 248 2000
+44 (0)121 248 2001
+44(0)121 248 2000
© RoSPA 2022 | Registered Charity No. 207823
Each year, we are privileged to receive a message from Her Majesty for inclusion in our Annual Review.