The British Horse Society is fighting to preserve the access rights of riders at Padworth Common in West Berkshire.
A Public Inquiry is being held in Newbury today (Thursday 24 May), where the BHS will oppose proposals that will deprive horse riders of invaluable off-road access.
If successful, the proposals would fence off the common, removing rider access on the southern half and restricting access to the northern half.
BHS Director of Access, Safety and Welfare, Mark Weston, said: “As we celebrate Access Week, highlighting our work on equestrian rights of way issues, we face another fight that could determine whether access is preserved or lost for vulnerable horse riders.”
The BHS has instructed Counsel Mr Ned Westaway of Francis Taylor Building to act on its behalf.