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    70,000 BHS members to receive free BEIDS emergency service.

    NewsGeneral Equestrian NewsWednesday 18 May 2011
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    In an exciting step forward for improved rider safety The British Horse Society (BHS) will be providing all BHS members and their families with free membership to the British Equestrian ID Service (BEIDS).

    The new BHS member card comes complete with the BEIDS 24/7 telephone number and logo, which once registered provides each BHS member with an Emergency ID card utilising the full BEIDS 24/7 Emergency Support Service.

    BEIDS offers all registered members the peace of mind that in the event of an accident every rider, horse or family member can be helped by the BEIDS Emergency Support Team, based in Cambridge.

    Just one call to the BEIDS service is enough to identify a horse and rider and assist medical services with valuable medical information. The support team will also immediately telephone family members with details of any incident.

    With the ever increasing need for improved rider safety and awareness this is a significant opportunity for all the BHS members.

    “The BHS is thrilled to be working with the BEID Service. Whilst every rider hopes they will never be involved in an accident when out riding the BEIDs service provides the reassurance that if an incident occurs there should be no delay, once the rider is found, with administering appropriate medical treatment, contacting the rider's nominated persons about the accident and collection of the horse. The BHS recommends the BEIDs identification products and service to all equestrians." Mark Weston BHS Director of Access and Safety

    The simple idea originally developed for the lone runner has already been embraced by a number of equestrian associations and partners nationwide including the BHS, BE, BD, RDA and EGB as well as former world record holder Steve Cram MBE, a Director of the business.

    The available services also include identification for personal property, luggage, pets, horses and even trailers and business yards.

    Andy Keats of Alert ID is keen to pass on the baton of safety to the equestrian world. “We are extremely pleased that the new BEIDS service will be made available for every BHS member and their families. This shows a real extended duty of care by the BHS, which should be applauded. With many years experience we see firsthand how our service helps in emergency situations. As a high risk sport where horse and rider can be separated, BHS members and their families can now plan with confidence, for the worst case scenario.”

    The British Horse Society (BHS) is the nation’s leading equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals.

    The BHS offers the most comprehensive range of equestrian advice, the highest standards of training and qualification and campaigns on issues that matter to every horse lover. The BHS works to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their relationship with horses, and that every horse is protected and cared for. www.beids.co.uk.

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