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Access and Bridleways Officers

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 Access and Bridleways Officers.

There are three types of Access and Bridleways Officers, all of them volunteers:

  • Regional Access and Bridleways Officers (RABOs) – advise our Board of trustees on national policy, as part of our Access and Rights of Way committee, and assist Access Officers on projects
  • County Access and Bridleways Officers (CABOs) – sit on our county committees and deal with access enquiries, in respect of their county, from the general public such as obstructions, claiming new routes, mapping and how to respond to proposals to alter the rights of way network, and assist Access Officers on projects
  • Access and Bridleways Officers (ABOs) – work with members of the public, HQ and Rights of Way departments to improve, defend and extend equestrian routes.

To find your regional and county representatives and ask them any questions, visit your area page

If you're interested in becoming an Access and Bridleways Officer, find out how you can volunteer with us or email for more information.

Training for Access and Bridleways Officers

Are you already a BHS Access and Bridleways Officer? We offer a range of access training, which is essential for this role. Find out more and how to book your place.

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