Launched in 2020, our new safeguarding courses have been developed in partnership with the BEF for anyone within the equestrian industry. 

Safeguarding in Equestrian Sport

British Dressage are delivering face-to-face courses created in partnership with the BEF, which are available to anyone involved in equestrianism in England, Scotland and Wales. The course outlines the issues involved in safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk, as well as the signs and indicators that may show that someone is at risk of significant harm. Participants will also become aware of their legal and moral responsibilities and will be given guidance on how to respond to concerns.

Participants who complete the course will receive a Safeguarding in Equestrian Sport Qualification. This qualification is valid for three years and can go towards the requirements needed to undergo a BD Coaching Certificate (BDCC) course and parts of the BHS Coaching Pathway.

Book your place

We will be looking to rearrange any courses that have been cancelled due to Covid-19 from Autumn 2020.

Date: Monday 13 April 2020 | 10am - 1pm
Venue: Ingestre Stables, Ingestre, Stafford, ST18 0RE

 Date: Thursday 23 April 2020 | 5pm - 8pm
 Venue: Grove House Stables LLP, Grove Wood Terrace, Misterton, Doncaster, DN10 4EF

Date: Monday 27 April 2020   12pm - 3pm
Venue: Ashfields Carriage & Polo Club, Green Street, Great Canfield, Dunmow, CM6 1JU

Online refresher course

Also new for 2020, British Dressage are providing an advanced online safeguarding training course written specifically for the equestrian sector in association with the British Equestrian Federation.

This course is aimed at equestrian coaches/instructors or anyone else who has already completed a BEF face-to-face safeguarding course and wishes to refresh their knowledge. This course covers both child and adult safeguarding including topics such as being person-centred, making referrals and handling allegations.

Please note: You are only eligible to take the online refresher if you have attended a BEF face-to-face course within the last three years.