British Horse Society Our Charity

Who we are

  • The British Horse Society is 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 the 3.5 million people in the UK who ride or who drive a horse-drawn carriage
  • 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

From enthusiasts to riders and professionals, the BHS can 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. Whoever you are, we're working for you.

Become a member

Become a member

Join the UK's largest equestrian charity...

We have a number of membership packages available with benefits and support for you and your life with horses. These packages help us raise the vital funds we need to to continue to fulfil our aim of improving the lives of all horses and riders.

Join today to start your BHS experience and help us do more.

Help us to help you

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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Support us and help secure a better future for all horses in the UK

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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