BHS wins royal safety award

December 21, 2007

The British Horse Society has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award (PMIRSA) for its Riding and Road Safety Training programme.

Chief Executive, Graham Cory, accompanied by Claire Aldridge (Chairman of the Safety Advisory Committee) and Sheila Hardy (Senior Executive Safety), received the prestigious award on December 11 at The Savoy Hotel in London.

The award honours those who have contributed at the highest level to help in reducing road casualties. This is the third time that advancement in the Society's Riding and Road Safety Test has received a top award through PIMRSA.

Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme this year recipients also included organisations from both Singapore and Russia.

Mark Weston, BHS Director of Access, Safety and Welfare, said: "It cannot be underestimated what an achievement it is for the British Horse Society to be recognised for the third time, by this award.

"It highlights the importance that the road safety industry places on our riding and road safety test programme which has recently received further recognition as it has been accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as part of the National Qualification Framework. The need for riders to take responsibility for their safety when they ride out on the road cannot be ignored."