MEMBERS – Personal Liability Insurance:

  • As of 1st April 2021 BHAA membership includes Personal Liability insurance up to £2m
    • Cover is for both ground and mounted training
    • Cover is provided for the Member no matter what horse they are riding (e.g. own, borrowed, rented, from a private individual or riding school)
    • Cover will apply for all events (training sessions & competitions) in the UK that are run by the BHAA, BHAA Club, BHAA School or by a BHAA qualified Coach or RSO
    • Cover will apply for all events (training sessions & competitions) internationally as long as they are organised by a riding school or horseback archery club that is affiliated to a recognised national governing body
    • Cover will apply for all independent training as long as:
      • Members have their Club Horseback Archer qualification (or higher)
      • Members are either riding at an approved BHAA training venue with a risk assessment already in place OR have completed a risk assessment for their venue and submitted it to the BHAA prior to training

Accident insurance policy – If you have either a Personal or Equine accident insurance policy then do check that it covers horseback archery

Travel insurance

If you’re travelling outside of the UK for Horseback archery the BHAA has teamed up with SportsCover Direct who offer activity cover while abroad, including horseback archery. They offer a variety of packages, including the option of taking out cover even if you’ve already left the UK on your visit.

Coaches & RSOs

  • The BHAA provides Public Liability insurance for coaches & RSOs to run horseback archery training sessions for members of the BHAA
  • The insurance covers a specified number of individuals per year, although we can pay for extra. It is important that a Coach or RSO ensures that they are on the BHAA’s list of insured individuals before they start to run sessions.
  • The insurance covers a specified number of sessions per year, although we can pay for top ups, so it is important that all sessions that are run under the insurance are tracked:
    • One session can be up to one full day of training; it can include training with different groups of people over the course of that day
    • A session can include a small, Club level competition
  • To support the cost of the insurance policy the BHAA asks for a contribution of £5/session
  • If you plan on hosting a larger scale competition with competitors from multiple Clubs, advertising and spectators then we need to take out separate insurance. As an estimate, insurance for the Nationals, with ~20-30 competitors costs ~£120/day. Typically we’d expect this cost to be covered by entry fees to the event.

Current insured Coaches & RSOs


Cotteswold Mounted Archers – Helen Barnes (Coach), Paul Naybour (Coach)
Cunetio Horseback Archers – Michael Ruby (Coach)
Edinburgh & Lothian Mounted Archers – Hazel Curtis (Coach)
Forest Horseback Archers – Alex Austin (Coach), Kate Blinston (RSO)
Ribble Valley Mounted Archers – Emily Massey (Coach), John Goodwin (Coach)
Scottish Borders Horseback Archers – Bethany Martin (Coach)
Solent Centaurs – Dan Sawyer (Coach)
South Downs Horse Archers – Claire Sawyer (Coach), Yvonne Munro (RSO)
Wilder Ways – Nikki Dayton-Gelati (Coach)


Independent – Nic West (Coach), Simon Harding (Coach)

For more information on the insurance policy for Coaches & RSOs please see this Insurance FAQ document. For any questions, please contact Becca Sweetman: [email protected]