BETA Safety Week



28 April-6 May 2018

We're really excited to launch BETA Safety Week – a brand-new, annual awareness-raising initiative designed to put rider safety firmly on the map by highlighting the importance of safety gear and equipment that is:

  • A great fit

It should be professionally fitted and not just left to chance. One size really does not fit all – so no sharing hats or body protectors, or making do with those that are too large or too small.

  • Fastened correctly

Wear it well and your garment will do its very best to keep you as safe as possible. Hats with loose harnesses, flapping chin straps or unfastened body protectors cannot possibly do the job they were designed for.

  • Up to standard

Your riding hats, body protectors and hi-viz gear should meet the appropriate safety standards for the activity you are involved in. Don't take any chances!
Spreading the word

As the British Equestrian Trade Association, we are passionate about rider safety. We have a wealth of expert knowledge and resources, and feel that now is the perfect time to launch this high-profile campaign at the very start of the competition season.

We have the backing of some of the best equestrian names in the business and support from some of the sport's most famous names, including event rider William Fox-Pitt and jockeys Mattie Batchelor and Marc Goldstein, aka Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer. The Pony Club, British Eventing and British Riding Clubs have lent their backing, too!

Many BETA retail members are taking part in the week and will be promoting their professional fitting service to help you find the very best – and most suitable – safety garments. Some will also be running special offers and promotions. You can check out the full list of participating retailers below.

What's your story?
Have you ever had a riding accident that could have been a lot worse if you hadn't been wearing safety garments? Get in touch with Tina at and work with us to encourage and inspire others to stay as safe as possible.

Let's get social
Help us to send BETA Safety Week viral by linking up with us on our social media channels: Facebook @betaequestrian, Twitter@betaequestrian and Instagram @beta_equestrian. Keep a look out for our fab competitions in the run-up to the week and remember to use our hashtag #BETASafetyWeek


Retailers to visit during Safety Week

Please find a list of participating retailers below who are really looking forward to seeing you during #BETASafetyWeek18

BETA Retail Members (UK and Ireland)

Overseas retailers (these are not all BETA members but have connections with our trade members who are supporting the week.


Some of the world's most famous safety garment manufacturers have signed up to support #BETASafetyWeek18. Check out the full list of companies below to see who is on board.

Airowear – body protectors

Bliss of London

Champion – riding hats and body protectors

Charles Owen - riding hats

Dublin clothing – riding Hats

Equisafety – rider hi-viz garments

Gatehouse Hats – riding hats and body protectors

Helite UK – air vests

Racesafe – body protectors

Shires Equestrian –body protectors and rider hi-viz garments 

Treehouse Sporting Colours –air vests, riding hats, body protectors, safety stirrups and hi-viz garments

USG – body protectors

Uvex – riding hats

#BETASafetyWeek18 competitions on BETA Facebook and Instagram

Terms & Conditions

The #BETASafetyWeek18 competitions take place over four weeks – on 31 March, 7 April, 14 April and 21 April.

A picture and question, or set of questions, will be set each Saturday, with the winner announced the following Friday.

Winners will be selected at random from all those posting a correct answer.

Each weekly winner will receive a BETA Goody Bag and secure entry into the final.

After the Week 4 competition, an overall winner will be selected at random from the four finalists. They will receive a £100 voucher to purchase a new riding hat or body protector from a participating BETA retailer.

The voucher must be spent on either a body protector or riding hat.

No cash alternative is available.

If a selected safety garment costs more than £100, the winner will be required to pay the shortfall. If it costs less than the value of the voucher, no change will be given.

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