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Horse Rider Watch Scheme

If you are a frequent Horse Rider and would like to join our new Rider Watch Scheme then please read on...

Hore Rider Watch Joining Pic

Malvern hills Safer Neighbourhood Team are launching the new Horse Rider Watch Scheme. This scheme will be an extension to the already existing Neighbourhood, and Horse Watch schemes, that are currently being run in West Mercia, and have proven to be a successful medium for the public to report suspicious incidents. Inspector Sanders responsible for the Malvern & Wychavon districts said 'We are grateful to the public for the invaluable information that we receive and this Rider Watch Scheme will expand on an already strong intelligence data base. Horse riders are literally in an ideal position to see what's going on in their area, and as locals will instinctively know if something suspicious needs reporting, we are just asking them to be more vigilant and report what they see'.


Those who join up for the scheme will be supplied with a fluorescent tabard with the Neighbourhood, Rider Watch logo on and just in case they need to write something down, pens and notebooks will also be supplied. Members will not be expected to involve themselves in any incidents, and should they happen upon an incident that needs our immediate attention then we would expect them to ring 999. Horse Rider Watch is going to be another invaluable, intelligence gathering scheme to assist West Mercia in identifying those who are committing offences in our Rural communities.


As you can see from the picture we found an enthusiastic volunteer to model our new Rider Watch Scheme tabard.  Thanks to Oliver Hooper aged 9 and his beautiful mare PINTO, from Hillview Arena, Welland. He's joined by (right to left) Inspector Deborah Sanders and PCSO 6210 Lisa Freeman of the Malvern Hills Safer Neighbourhood Team.


If you are interested in the scheme please email us at


Published 05/09/18