Horses in a field

  • We're dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the UK’s equestrian access network
  • Access Officers and local groups mean you've always got help and representation close by
  • Events, training and an annual month dedicated to Access will give you the information you need to defend your Rights of Way
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Our team works hard to defend, extend and promote safe, easily accessible off-road riding for everyone, but we could not do this without the help of our dedicated local Access and Bridleways Officers.

Routes to ride

Whether you want the challenge of an epic long-distance ride, a route for your fundraising fun ride, a holiday on horseback, or just a change of scenery closer to home, we can help you find somewhere safe to ride.

Our approach

Happy rider out hacking

What we do...

We know there’s nothing better than riding out with friends, or just enjoying the company of your horse in the open air.

We are committed to defending and increasing such opportunities by recording legal rights, preserving and reinstating routes, and creating new rights for every rider and carriage driver.

Access in the news

Help us to help you

What you can do...

The BHS works hard on your behalf to promote and secure the provision, protection and preservation of rights of way and access for ridden and driven horses over highways, byways, bridleways, and other land. Help us make this work go further:

  • Fundraise - the Access Fighting Fund was established to ensure we have the means to continue our work in future. Join us to put the fun in fundraising and make a difference.
  • Join a group – promote equestrian access in your area with fun, sociable grassroots groups.
  • Volunteer - if you believe that equestrians should have increased access to more, and better bridleways, why not become a district, county or regional Access Officer?

Join an access group

Equestrian Access Group

Want to have fun and help develop access in your area?

Affiliated Bridleways Groups and Rider Access Groups

Access in Scotland

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What The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 means for equestrians


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