Equestrian Driver

- Course Summary

The course is 100% classroom based.

Please arrive early so we can carry out Identity & Licence Checks and Course Administration – including completion of registration form 


Welcome and Introduction

Ice breaking, introduction and objectives of the course, fair processing notice, day’s activities including course timetable, and ground rules.

Pre-course assessment / prior knowledge exercise.

Powerpoint Presentation


Relevant updates from DVSA, Traffic Commissioners and Highways England

Providing up to date information on changes to rules and regulations. Showing content appropriate videos as provided by DVSA, Highways England Vulnerable Road Users and FORS safety video.

Powerpoint Presentation & Videos


Recording Systems

Correct use of Tachographs/Analogue and Digital and the legal requirements for calibration.

Powerpoint Presentation & Videos


Drivers Hours

All aspects of driver hours EU/GB Domestic/AETR and the Working Time Regulations.

Powerpoint Presentation & Videos

Walkround Checks LGV Specific

Procedures for general Walkround checks via content appropriate videos.

Powerpoint Presentation & Videos

Walkround Checks Horsebox

To observe correct procedures for horsebox specific pre-use walkaround
check via NFU sponsored content appropriate video.

Powerpoint Presentation, Videos & Discussion


Horsebox Safety

To fully explain the impact of not doing thorough pre-use checks in respect of:

Tyre Checks – Pre-Journey – Floor safety – Horsebox weights – Overweight vehicles – road worthiness.

Powerpoint Presentation, Videos & Discussion


Vehicle Weights

Discuss vehicle weight limits and the law in relation to axle and train weights both in general and specific to horseboxes along with the unintentional pitfalls.

Powerpoint Presentation & Discussion

Competence and Knowledge

How the regulations are applied and enforced  along with equestrian specific training/CPC requirements.

Powerpoint Presentation & Discussion



Discuss prior knowledge reviews against aims, objectives and feedback.

Individual quiz answers if required


Feel free to contact us by email or telephone for more information.




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