1 July 2020
A brand new story map has been created for the John Muir Way which provides a step-by-step guide to potential multi-use access barriers along the 134-mile route across central Scotland from Helensburgh to Dunbar.
Thanks to BHS Scotland’s countr...
The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill was passed on Wednesday 24 June 2020.
The Bill provides further protections to animals and wildlife in Scotland. It amends the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotlan...
26 June 2020
Scottish Government has finalised its equine ID guidance so the ScotEquine database and smart cards will become operational in July and the government are about to contact every horse owner in Scotland to remind them of their responsibilities.
10 June 2020
At the British Horse Society we are acutely aware of what horses mean to us all and how importantly we regard their wellbeing and safety. We have always campaigned for horses and riders to keep them both safe and healthy and to raise awareness of th...
8 June 2020
The British Horse Society (BHS) is issuing a warning to members of the public to not feed any horses they may encounter whilst out and about.
With more people taking to the countryside during the COVID-19 pandemic, the BHS has been ma...
5 June 2020
Volunteers’ Week 2020 runs from 1st – 7th of June and is an annual celebration of the contribution that millions of people make every year by Volunteering in the UK.
Volunteers Week is our opportunity to say a heartfelt “Thank You f...
1 June 2020
From Monday 1 June, in England only, riding schools will be able to offer group lessons and hacks for five people from separate households plus one coach. Coaches will also be able to teach groups of five riders at group clinics. Social distancing g...
From Monday 1 June, in Wales, coaches will be able to offer one to one lessons and group lessons for members of the same household providing all government advice on social distancing is followed and people remain two meters apart. Riding schools are...
28 May 2020
As days turn to weeks and weeks turn to months, it can be easy to feel disheartened during lockdown. In this time, it is important to keep yourself focused and occupied to create a positive mindset.
Take this opportunity to spend valuable time in y...
Scotland has now moved to Phase One of the easing of lockdown restrictions. Exercise and non-contact outdoor leisure activities, including horse riding are permissible. Confirmation that limited one on one coaching can take place, providing social di...
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