Equestrian Centre hosts safety training evening

Bridgwater College’s Cannington Equestrian Centre hosted a horse riders’ road safety awareness training evening.


Talks were given by Rosemary Scott-Jennings, who is a BHS Somerset Road Safety Officer, as well as a Trainer and Examiner, and Jeremy Greenop - Community Training Officer for RNAS Yeovilton. Jeremy spoke about the Armed Forces’ need to partake in low level flying as part of military training, and incidents with helicopters spooking horses. He highlighted the need for riders to wear high-visibility equipment which will help pilots see them from afar, to be able to try and avoid them.


Rosemary, whose background includes working with the Metropolitan Police in London, reiterated the need for horse riders to wear high-visibility, and to be aware of safe practice when riding individually or in a group.


Pepsi Kohler, Equine Yard Manager said, “The event was a tremendous success, with a wide range of age groups attending. This event highlights the commitment that Bridgwater College has to road safety amongst not only our students, but also local horse riders within Somerset. Cannington Equestrian Centre will continue to work closely with the local horse rider community to offer training courses to improve the standard of horse riding.”


If anyone has any suggestions for events that they would be interested in, please contact Pepsi on 01278 655023.