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Our Heritage

The British Horse Society was founded in 1947 with the amalgamation of two organisations – the Institute of the Horse and Pony Club, and the National Horse Association of Great Britain.

Our first 50 years saw enormous growth in riding as a leisure activity. We were at the forefront of introducing training both for riding and in stable management, leading to much improved standards of equine welfare and safety for riders.

Our recent rapid growth in membership has shown that interest in horses and ponies, and equestrianism in general, is greater than ever and support for The British Horse Society as a horse charity is strong in all areas.

See a list of The British Horse Society's historic milestones.

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