First Aid Training for Horse Riders

First Aid Training that is targeted, specific, and relevant to anyone involved with horses in any capacity

First Aid Training Co-operative member Medi-K are our equine sector first aid specialists and have created tailored courses alongside trusted partners in the industry.

Adding rider specific content to recognised first aid qualifications helps the first aider at a yard, stables, or veterinary practice meet their regulatory requirements and deal with the incidents that they are likely to face.

As well as dealing with incidents on premises, we also teach you what to do if you are further afield. Horse riders and those that work with horses are some of the most commonly injured people each year. Knowing what to do in an emergency is a vital part of being a rider.

What You’ll Learn

Alongside traditional emergency first aid subjects, our Equestrian focussed First Aid Training Courses can include the following content, depending on exactly what your requirements are:

  • Removal of riding hats and protective equipment
  • Lyme disease recognition and treatment
  • Crush injury treatment
  • Emergency Action Planning
  • Treatment for traumatic injuries sustain from kicking
  • Head, face and spinal injuries
  • Hypothermia recognition and treatment

Which Equestrian Specific Course Should I Do?

There are courses are suitable for:

Horse riders / producers / competitors / grooms, Dressage / show jumping / XC instructors & trainers, Eventing instructors & trainers, Harness & driving trainers, Polocrosse / horseball / polo trainers, Showing instructors & sidesaddle trainers, Western trainers, Vaulting trainers, Freelance instructors & trainers, Endurance trainers, Point to point & horse racing trainers, Equestrian organisations, groups and societies, Yards and stables, Equestrian colleges & education centres, Equestrian clubs – riding clubs, pony clubs and Hunts, happy hackers, horse mad families and more!

The right course for you depends upon your responsibilities, and are usually identified by completing a First Aid Hazard Assessment, or seeking the advice of your Governing Body. The table below will help as a guide – Please contact us if you are unsure on your requirements.

What course should you do?Equine FA Short CourseEquine EFAWEquine FAW or FAW Refresher
Riding Groups and Leisure Riders
Young Riders
Equine Vets
British Dressage (DB)
British Eventing (BE)
British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
British Riding Club (BRC)
British Horse Society (BHS)
British Show Jumping (BSJA)
The Pony Club – Trained
The Pony Club – Qualified
Riding for the Disabled (RDA)
Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS)

Why choose us?

Medi-K Training are the preferred provider of first aid training for most of the major UK equestrian authorities. With First Aid Training Co-operative’s ISO9001 registration, robust quality assurance process, experience and expertise first aid industry, and ability to deliver courses anywhere in the country makes us the first choice supplier.

Preferred training provider for UK equestrian organisations
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How to book

Our private first aid courses are delivered at your choice of venue, at a time and date to suit you, at locations across the UK and Ireland. We’ll come to you and tailor your course to suit your specific situation.

With up to 12 participants per trainer, private first aid courses provide great value.

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