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Benefits of Affiliation

When you affiliate with us, your group will automatically receive Public Liability Insurance with an indemnity limit of £20,000,000, arranged via South Essex Insurance Brokers Ltd (SEIB). The policy will provide cover for equestrian activities that are arranged by your group.

Full access to local, regional, and headquarters contacts.

Discounted BHS membership
We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on the first year of British Horse Society Membership for anyone who is a part of your Equestrian Access Group.

Exclusive discount on Access books
You'll receive 10% off selected Access and Rights of Way books from the BHS bookshop.

Free communications
You and all of your members can receive the 'Access Update', a monthly email packed full of everything you need to know about what the BHS is doing for equestrian access. To receive this, you and your members will need to subscribe by contacting, stating in the email that you are happy to receive these emails from us.

Discounted training
Throughout the year we organise many regional training days. These are designed to teach about the laws surrounding your rights to ride and carriage drive. These training days cost £5 for members of Equestrian Access Groups, £10 for non members. There are three levels of training that can be taken:

  • Level One: Basic Highway Law and Local Plans
  • Level Two: User Evidence, Documentary Evidence, Definitive Maps and Wider Access
  • Level Three: Advanced Highway Law. Open to all, though it is designed as a continuation of Level Two

Additional specialist days such as Commons and Public Inquiry Training arranged on demand.

Legal assistance
From a dedicated team with extensive legal knowledge (contact HQ if you need legal advice).

Inclusive insurance
Public Liability Cover for your group (terms and conditions apply).

Insurance Key Facts

Technical resources
Full access to an exclusive online resource packed with lots of legal and technical help and advice.

A copy of the BHS Directory, an essential guide to The British Horse Society, containing all of the contacts you will ever need from staff, to Development Officers and local volunteers.

Access to the BHS mapping portal
To draw, edit and print mapping for work on 2026 (contact the Access Department for more information).

Access to our volunteers’ portal
An online record of all of our current EAGs, listed by region with contact details supplied.

Optimised promotion
Increased exposure for your Equestrian Access Group on our website and on our BHS EAG Facebook Page. 

Digital BHS EAG logo
to use on your website, in literature and social media.

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