British Horse Society Our Charity

Who we are

  • The British Horse Society was founded in 1947 and we are the UK's largest and most influential equestrian charity
  • We protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them, including over 3 million people in the UK who ride and who drive a horse-drawn carriages
  • We're supported by over 100,000 members

For horses

We're dedicated to improving the lives of horses across the UK. Our welfare work, approvals system and campaigns are there for every equine, in every situation.

For people

We want to help everyone get the most out of their relationship with horses. We offer world-class qualifications and an approvals system awarding quality instruction and care, a strong voice in access, safety and welfare issues, and support and guidance in all areas.

Become a member

Become a member

Join the UK's largest equestrian charity...

BHS membership gives a huge range of benefits to help you enjoy your life with horses. But more than that, membership is vital for helping us raise funds needed to improve access, safety, welfare and education for all.

Join with us today to become guardians of this country’s horses, their heritage and their future.

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Working with the law

Working with the law

Helping members stay legal...

We’re committed to supporting the best interests of horses and owners, and we work with the law and help our members to comply with the many requirements - which is why you’ll find a lot of information and advice here on our website to help you understand these laws and the legal requirements.

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Forever, for the Horse

Our Heritage


The BHS was founded in 1947 with the amalgamation of the Institute of the Horse and Pony Club, and the National Horse Association of Great Britain.

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