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There are many good reasons for becoming a BHS Approved Centre.

Because we are the UK’s largest equestrian charity, our seal of approval is a way of promoting your good practices and standards of care and safety to the public. Your clients will know that they’ll be in safe hands. You’ll also be joining over 850 other BHS Approved businesses as part of one of the world’s largest network of Equestrian Centres and the backing that this brings.

But there are many other benefits.

Expert advice – 24/7

One thing you can count on as an Approved member Centre is expert advice:

  • Advice and support on a wide range of equine-related issues backed up by designated business support lines
  • Help from our Inspectors during their annual visit to your premises and via BHS headquarters year-round if you should need them
  • Our National and Regional Bridleways, Road Safety and Development Officers will advise on problems
  • Our Approvals Department is always ready to help with advice on a problem or new development
  • We also have a very wide range of useful documents you can download.

Special discounts

With our member discount scheme you’ll enjoy exclusive offers and discounts from many different companies. View the list of participating organisations.

Insurance discounts

All BHS Approved Centres are eligible for attractive discounts through South Essex Insurance Brokers Limited. You can contact them for more details on 01708 850000.

Top training and qualifications

As an Approved Centre you’ll have access to the full range of our Training and Examinations programmes - acclaimed throughout the world. You can also apply to become a BHS Examination Centre.

Conferences and Conventions

Proprietors' Conferences provide the opportunity to meet other Proprietors and experts for discussion and to formulate common policies. The BHS organises specialist courses for Instructors to keep them up to date and improve their performance.

Advertising and publicity

When BHS Approved, you’ll be able to promote your business on our website with a direct link to your site. You can also display the sign at your premises, and the BHS Approved logo can be used on your stationery, leaflets and any other literature.


The Approvals Scheme represents a worldwide network of Riding Centres and Livery Yards offering advice and opportunities to all its members. So you’ll be part of a large community with a wide range of knowledge and resources to draw on.

All the latest news

We’ll send you regular newsletters and magazines including eNews and British Horse magazine. You’ll get regular mailings with industry information to keep you updated with changes that may affect your business.

BHS Bookshop promotions

We’ll tell you about exclusive offers and promotions throughout the year, as well as preferential rates on a range of products across all departments.

Progressive Riding Tests and Riding School Assistant Helper Certificates

Our Progressive and Junior Progressive Riding Tests can help you attract more business. They are only available to Approved Riding Centres. You’ll also get the chance to deliver and apply for the Riding School Assistant Helper Certificate.

BHS Gold Membership

The owner of an Approved Centre is entitled to become a Gold Member of the Society, free of charge.

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