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BHS Riding & Road Safety Success

26 April 2012

BHS Riding & Road Safety Success

The first in a series of British Horse Society Riding & Road Safety Days at the College of West Anglia, Milton, Cambridgeshire, ha been hailed a great success by organisers.

“Very well done to all the eleven riders who took part,” said BHS rider and road safety trainer Chloe Giles. “Everyone worked really hard and should now feel much more confident when riding on the roads.”

The training day was supported by Barnsby Saddlery, Equine Management and Training, and Dengie Horse Feeds, which provided an informative and entertaining presentation on equine nutrition.

All the riders were offered personalised dietary advice and given the opportunity to have their horses weighed on the Dengie weighbridge. Those that did this received a £5 feed voucher to spend on a recommended Dengie product. All other attendees were given a Dengie goody bag, with a feed sample, pen and product literature.

“We are extremely pleased to hear that the first training day was so well received,” said Dengie marketing manager Lisa Wilson. “Courses like this are crucial to promoting rider and horse safety on the roads, as they could help to save lives. Dengie is a firm believer in this highly important initiative and delighted to offer its support.”

Further one-day, intensive courses are scheduled for 25 July, 1 and 22 August, and 26 October with an exam on the following day each time. They are open to riders aged 12 and over – whether they own a horse or not. There is a charge of £89 for those bringing their own horses or ponies, or £99 for riders wishing to hire one. Each session runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm, with a buffet lunch and all course material included.

For further information about the BHS Riding & Road Safety Days, email Chloe at gileschloe@ymail.com or, for friendly feeding advice, telephone the Dengie Feedline on 0845 345 5115.

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