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Horses Welcome B&Bs

B&B for horses – owners are welcome, too!

The BHS is dedicated to improving the lives of horses and helping horse riders to get the most from their relationship. Our Horses Welcome scheme is a fine example of this. It is the UK's first quality-assured scheme for equine bed and breakfast accommodation. Started in the south of Scotland in 2006, it has since grown to include members all over the UK and Ireland.

Becoming a member of the scheme demonstrates a commitment to providing a genuine ‘home away from home’ for horses.

We inspect all Horses Welcome premises to ensure that the stabling, grazing and other facilities are of a suitable standard for visiting horses. We will only promote properties that we would be happy to take our own horses to, so we can promote the scheme with confidence. Once a member, an establishment’s premises are reinspected every three years to ensure the scheme's standards remain high.

Joining Horses Welcome

What you get when you join

  • Custody and control insurance to cover your legal liability should a visiting horse be injured at your premises. Bought separately, this could cost you £200
  • A full description on our website of what you can offer, as well as plenty of photographs. We'll also link to your own website if you have one.
  • Marketing support, including marketing to more than 106,000 British Horse Society and British Riding Club members
  • A standard booking form which you can tailor to your own requirements
  • Regular newsletters
  • Special offers exclusive to Horses Welcome members
  • Horses Welcome - welcome packs to give to your Horses Welcome guests.

The annual fee for membership is currently £65, and our membership year runs for the full year from the date on which you join the scheme.

There is also an inspection fee which is £35 plus travel at 40p per mile. Inspection takes place on application to join scheme and every three years thereafter. BHS Approved riding schools and livery yards do not require a separate Horses Welcome inspection.

We're really excited about the future of the scheme and look forward to developing the Horses Welcome brand so that it becomes the horse rider's first choice when taking horses away from home. Join us and help that vision come alive!

The scheme also provides access to our central marketing, which complements your own promotional activities. Through regular newsletters, we provide hints and tips from other members and offer networking opportunities to put members in touch with similar establishments to share ideas and knowledge.

Horses Welcome contacts

If you have any questions about the Horses Welcome scheme, please contact the Approvals Team on 02476 840496 or horseswelcome@bhs.org.uk. Alternatively, you can write to Horses Welcome, The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ.

To join the scheme, please download the Horses Welcome application form.

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