BETA Safety Week







27 April - 5 May 2019

BETA Safety Week is returning for a second year. This annual awareness-raising initiative puts 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.

The 2018 campaign had support from some of the equestrian world's top riders and organisations, including William Fox-Pitt, Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer, The Pony Club, British Eventing and British Riding Clubs. We hope to have their backing for BETA Safety Week 2019.

Many BETA retail members will be 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.

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 #BSW19


Companies who took part in 2018 Safety Week

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.


If you would like to take part in the 2019 safety week please email to receive further information.

Some of the world's most famous safety garment manufacturers signed up to support us in 2018. Check out the full list of companies below to see who was 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


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