for horse riding schools and livery yards
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has published a new guidance document for people working in horse riding schools and livery yards in order to help them improve and implement safe working practices.
The guidance document, ‘Health and safety in horse riding establishments and livery yards - What you should know’, was co-authored by Dr. Michael Sinclair-Williams and Karen Sinclair-Williams and builds upon previous guidance published by the CIEH.
The publication is designed to share best practice and improve health and safety knowledge to aid horse riding businesses and those who regulate the industry so that they can protect and enable a safe environment for the wider horse riding public.
In 2015, 2.7 million people rode horses and the equestrian sector contributed $4.3 billion to the economy, incorporating consumer spending across a wide range of goods and services each year.
Why are they important?
All riders are required to wear ASTM/SEI safety helmets at club sanctioned events while they are mounted or when working with the horses. Riders are to use the main entrance of the building. Respect the arena property and the property of others. Any breakages must be paid for. Please Leave arena as you find it. Conduct and practice good horsemanship. Ensure that your horse is properly secured in the appropriate areas.
please read these rules carefully
By its nature, the horse is a fearful animal. At the same time, it possesses immense power that is incommensurate with the capabilities of a human, and can injure a man unknowingly if it suddenly bolts, startles, stands on hind legs or moves back.
For safety, please follow the rules below during the training sessions and grooming procedures: