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Our Purpose

The British Horse Society – fulfilling your passion for horses

We want a world where every horse is properly protected and cared for and we want to ensure horse owners and riders get more from their relationship with horses.

We represent the interests of the 3.5 million people in the UK who ride or who drive horse-drawn vehicles. With over 95,000 core BHS members, 34,000 members of affiliated Riding Clubs and the members of Affiliated Bridleways Associations, we have a powerful voice with Government.

As the foremost and most influential equestrian charity in the UK we can bring to the fore the full scope of our charitable objectives in education, welfare, access and safety.

We work tirelessly for every horse, rider and carriage driver, focusing on horse welfare, horse and rider safety, access and rights of way, qualifications and careers, and working with the proprietors of riding schools, livery yards and trekking centres to maintain the highest standards. We also work in partnership with many other organisations, not least the British Equestrian Federation, to promote the interests of all those who participate in equestrian activities.

You can use this section to find out more about The British Horse Society, its mission and vision, its governance, structure and awards. 

Find out what we achieved last year, to see how you can help us to build on that and achieve so much more by joining as a member, donating or volunteering in your region.


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