East Cornwall Pony Club

Safeguarding within the ECHPC

Children and young people are the future of the horse industry and any child who is involved should be able to participate in a fun, safe environment, and be protected from harm. There is no doubt that involvement with horses, be it in a sporting or leisure context, can have a very powerful and positive influence on young people. Involvement with horses and equestrian sports provides opportunities for enjoyment and achievement and can also help to develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, teamwork and leadership. These positive effects can only take place, however, if equestrian sport is in the right hands - those of people who have the welfare of young people at heart, and who operate within an accepted ethical framework.

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