Working to preserve and gain new access for equestrians is not getting easier.
Our Access and Bridleways Officers and Affiliated Equestrian Access Groups worked harder than ever in 2013 on behalf of all equestrians, to ensure that riders and carriage drivers have safe off-road routes to ride and carriage drive on.
From reclaimed Rights of Way to new coastal access and multi-use crossings to keep horses and equestrians safe on main roads, our dedicated volunteers have ensured that vital access for riders and carriage drivers is protected and even improved.
Ahead of 2026, when any right of way not recorded on the Definitive Map will be lost forever, this work is truly vital. If you’re keen to get involved in keeping routes open for all, why not volunteer as an Access Officer?
Or, if you’re stuck for time, consider donating to our Access Fighting Fund (opens in new window). Donations received for this fund help safeguard the BHS’s future ability to take on landowners who are threatening equestrian rights of way and ensure the Society is in a position to fight to save equestrian routes at public inquiries and in court.
To read more about what our volunteers and donations allowed us to do last year, download our full 2013 Access Review (pdf).