BHAA MEMBERS – Public Liability Insurance:

  • 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 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
  • NOTES:
    • From 1st April 2023 there is no coverage for international training or competitions.
    • [Added 23rd Nov 2023 following announcement at the AGM] The policy doesn’t provide coverage for those riding with any other equipment that is not standard for horseback archery e.g. shield / kalkan, sword

Coaches & RSOs using the BHAA’s Public Liability policy

  • The BHAA provides Public Liability insurance for coaches & RSOs to run horseback archery training sessions, including competitions for existing Club members
  • Club Coaches are only insured to teach members of the BHAA
  • Intermediate & Advanced Coaches can teach anyone i.e. they can teach individuals who are non-members [change made Oct 2022]
  • Cover is for both ground and mounted training
  • Coaches can be resident internationally, but cover is only provided for teaching in the UK
  • 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.
  • Each individual can do up to 30 sessions per year using the BHAA’s insurance

Templates for the Rider Registration Form, Participant Disclaimer, Horse Assessment form & Risk Assessment can be found in this folder
Other forms for coaches/RSOs on the BHAA’s insurance: Session record form and Incident reporting form

  • Insured Coaches & RSOs from 31st March 2023 –> 31st March 2024
    • Alex Austin
    • Helen Barnes
    • Hazel Curtis
    • John Goodwin
    • Claire Hall
    • Fiona Hunt
    • Ros Jones
    • Bethany Martin
    • Cora Moore
    • Christoph Nemethy
    • Francesca Nunn
    • Michael Ruby
    • Claire Sawyer

Events Insurance
The BHAA can also provide Events insurance for Coaches who are organising a competition. The definition of when specific Event Insurance is required is as follows.

  • A competition with existing Club members can be covered under a coach’s standard public liability policy
  • A competition with competitors invited from outside of the Club requires events insurance

Insured events (Organiser)

  • BHAA Nationals, 27-30th July (BHAA Board)
  • CMA Competition, 9-10th September (Cora Moore)
  • Welsh Championships, 23-24th September (Claire Hall)
  • EJM Open Weekender, 30th Sept – 1st Oct (Emily Massey)

For any questions, please contact Becca Sweetman by emailing the BHAA with “FAO Becca Sweetman” in the subject line.

Other insurance information

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, whether training or competitions, then it’s your responsibility to take out appropriate travel insurance. At the time of writing (Feb 2022) the BHAA are aware of 2 policies that will cover horseback archery, although it is your responsibility to check that any policy covers your specific needs:

1) Campbell Irvine have said that they can cover horseback archery (including competitions, jumps & riding bareback). This policy requires a 50% premium to their online prices, bringing the cost, for individuals under the age of 66 to:
·  Europe, unlimited number of trips up to 31 days any one trip – £86.26
·  Worldwide, unlimited number of trips up to 70 days any one trip – £228.00
Please contact Clive Parish on 020 7368 1147 to take out this policy.

2) Sports Cover Direct: they list horseback archery as one of the options when you take out a policy and they include competitions. You can either take out a normal single trip / multi trip policy or purchase activity top up insurance. At the time of writing the annual policy is £350-450.

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