The British Horse Society is committed to developing off-road access for all equestrians. From creating new routes to responding to consultations to request consideration for equestrian access, we and our team of 230 Access and Bridleways Officers are here to help protect and improve the off-road network. Every year, we raise awareness of the work we do for access during Access Week, a celebration of the outstanding efforts of our volunteers and an appreciation for the wonderful off-road riding available in the UK.
Access Week enables the BHS to spread the word of how important safe off-road access is by holding events and pleasure rides throughout the UK to get riders in the local community involved, while raising vital funds to enable us to continue our crucial access work. Access Week is also a time where we acknowledge those in the wider community who have made an exceptional contribution to equestrian access.
On Sunday 21 June 2015, a Pleasure Ride was held on the Isle of Man in aid of BHS Access Week. Due to other events being held on the Island, the Pleasure Ride could not be held during BHS Access Week which took place from 23 May to 31 May 2015. The ride was organised by the BHS IOM Access Officer, Kath Keyes who planned a fantastic route for riders to follow, joining a few of the plantations together and also enabling a few tracks to be opened that aren't normally used. Everyone enjoyed the ten mile ride immensely. A huge thank you to all those involved and to all who took part in making the Pleasure Ride a great day!