Equestrians and drivers are invited to join a free road safety event at Bransby Horses next month (13 July). The equine welfare charity is hosting the event in an effort to reduce accidents, with riders or carriage drivers reporting 1,010 incidents to the British Horse Society (BHS) just last year.
The team is inviting anyone interested in making a difference to join the information evening at their headquarters in Bransby near Lincoln. As well as an introduction to the charity’s frontline animal welfare team, the evening will also include guest speakers Alan Hiscox, Director of Safety at the BHS, and Andy Cox, Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police.
“We have run events like this before but since this is the first one since 2020 when COVID lockdowns came into force, we’re excited to be able to offer free talks to the local community once again,” said Bransby Horses’ Welfare Manager, Rachel Jenkinson (pictured top). “This event is great for anyone interested in knowing more about Bransby Horses and the BHS and their campaign to make Britain’s roads safer.
“Horse owners will learn a lot but equally road drivers with an interest in knowing more about what they can do to prevent and report incidents will find it useful.
“It will also be a good opportunity to hear about our work in general and to ask questions.”
Bransby Horses has been supporting UK-wide projects such as the BHS Dead Slow campaign for many years and the team look forward to sharing some of this work with attendees.
The event is free to attend but numbers are limited so interested parties are encouraged to book a place as soon as possible. To secure a seat on 13 July at 6.30pm, call Bransby Horses on 01427 788464. Free refreshments will be provided.
This month, Bransby Horses received a welcome boost from Greater Manchester Police. The charity takes in some of the force’s equine retirees and the two organisations work together to boost equine welfare. Find out more here