Rider and Product Safety – BETA is in the forefront

The BETA standard for Body and shoulder protectors is now recognised as the world wide industry standard. Introduced in March 2000, revised in April 2009 and with a new version launching in late 2018, this standard was developed in the late 80’s and first introduced in 1995 as a Standard.

With safety an important issue to the future of riding BETA offers vital training to retailers in hat and body protector fitting as well as other safety equipment. When planning to purchase safety equipment such as hats or body protectors, you should choose a stockist qualified by BETA to advise on whether the product fits properly and is manufactured to the latest safety standard.

BETA also contributes and advises on other areas of rider safety, including reflective clothing, safety footwear and stirrups.

BETA also works with other organisations such as the Pony Club and the British Horse Society to ensure rider safety awareness is highlighted both within the sport.

We offer safety equipment 'Checking the Fit' training days for riding instructors around the country, on demand.

We provide training to our retail members to enable them to run Pony Club Safety Equipment Achievement Badge events and Riding for the Disabled Safety Equipment Training Module events. 

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