BHS conference focuses on safer off-road riding

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Equine insurance customers might be interested to learn that the representatives who attended the British Horse Society's (BHS) equestrian access conference discussed and shared ideas for furthering off-road access for steeds.

The conference saw representatives from Natural England, Sustrans, The National Trust, Hampshire Local Access Forum and Trails Trust attend and they brought their ideas on how horses can obtain better rights of way.

Director of access, safety and welfare at the BHS Mark Weston said it was refreshing to see so many organisations coming together to try and press for improvements of equestrian-user access.

"The conference highlighted a number of ways in which the BHS can work, and indeed is working, with other organisations to strengthen equestrian access," he added.

Earlier this month the BHS handed out its safety awards to a number of different organisations. The prizes are named after Sefton, the cavalry horse which survived the IRA bombings in London in 1982. 

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