An equine safety campaign that focuses on reducing accidents involving horseboxes and trailers received a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
NFU Mutual, The British Horse Society and PRP Equine Rescue received the award for their outstanding contribution to improving road safety. It was presented by Prince Michael of Kent at a ceremony at The Savoy.
Since 2011 the three organisations have been working together to highlight the importance of vehicle maintenance, safe driving and the rules and regulations surrounding the use of horseboxes and trailers.
The campaign has educated over 1,000 horse owners and equine students and has provided a free weight check and vehicle safety check for horseboxes and trailers arriving at equine events across the UK.
Nicki Whittaker, from NFU Mutual said:
“We are delighted that an equine road safety campaign has received such prestigious recognition. Everyone involved in the project is committed to the safety of horse owners and the animals they transport and we look forward to continuing our programme of free safety seminars and vehicle weight checks into 2014 and beyond."
Sheila Hardy, Senior Executive on the Safety Department of the British Horse Society said:
“Educating and supporting horse owners is a priority for The British Horse Society and to receive such an award is a great accolade for our work.
Adrian Walsh, Director of the Prince's Award Scheme said:
“This initiative is a wonderful example of collaboration and its careful delivery and wide reach have already made many young people much safer drivers. It has huge potential to reach many more.”
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