BD safeguarding courses have been developed in partnership with British Equestrian for anyone within the equestrian industry.

Safeguarding in Equestrian Sport

British Dressage are delivering face-to-face and online courses, created in partnership with British Equestrian, 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

Face-to-face safeguarding courses have been replaced with online, virtual classroom sessions. These can be booked below:

Date: 21 June 2024


Date: 16 August 2024


Date: 11 October 2024


Date: 20 December 2024


Online refresher course

British Dressage provides an advanced online safeguarding training course written specifically for the equestrian sector in association with the British Equestrian Federation, all free of charge.

This course is aimed at equestrian coaches/instructors or anyone else who has already completed a British Equestrian/British Dressage delivered virtual 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 delivered virtual course within the last three years.