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Could you be a BHS Route Pilot?

BHS Merseyside Route PilotsDo you want to be part of an exciting new out-riding project?
Do you and your horse ride an off-road route regularly?
Do you want other equestrians to discover and enjoy this route too?
Do you want support making improvements to the route you ride?

If the answers to all these questions are ‘yes’, then you should consider becoming a BHS Ride Leader as part of our Mersey Route Pilot!

The British Horse Society is seeking sixteen committed out-riders to become trained and recognised as the Route Pilots for eight off-road riding routes within Merseyside.

We will provide you with:

  • Free training including the Riding and Road Safety test, the BHS Ride Leader level one qualification and a First Aid certificate.
  • Support from members of the BHS including from the Merseyside committee, from our North West Development Officer and colleagues at our Headquarters.
  • Promotional materials including leaflets, rosettes, and hi-viz.
  • A plaque for your stable so people know that you and your horse are BHS Route Pilots.

In return, we ask you:

  • To organise regular safe led-rides along your designated route at least twice a month and be the first point of contact for riders wishing to ride these routes with you.
  • To ride the route regularly at other times – reporting issues and problems on the route.
  • To assist other users (walkers, cyclists, dog owners etc.) to better understand how to share multi-user routes with equestrians.
  • To make recommendations as to how the safety, security and connectivity of your route could be improved in the future.
  • To lead VIP visitors around the route when required.


Email BHS Merseyside Vice-Chair at for more details or call/text 07969 497048 for a chat.

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