Give yourself a voice
As the UK’s largest equestrian charity, we represent the equestrian community on a vast range of issues affecting horses and riders.
From campaigning against the abuse and neglect of horses, to lobbying for improved access to bridleways and rights of way, we give you a voice on the topics that matter most to you.
The more members we have, the greater impact our campaigns have, so lend your support and join us today.
Rights of Way
We encourage all equestrians to get involved in our access campaigns to keep this important issue in the public eye – and in the minds of decision and policy makers both nationally and locally.
There are many ways you can help us in our work. You can make a donation to the BHS, write to your local MP on our behalf, help with fundraising events or even become one of our Bridleways Officers.
BHS Welfare Campaigns
We have long been recognised as a vital and vocal campaigning body, particularly so for our welfare work.
We campaign across many issues essential for ensuring the current and future welfare of horses in the UK, bringing together disparate organisations to effect changes in policy and the law.
Horse and Rider Safety Campaigns
Campaigning to improve equestrian safety, especially out riding, is at the heart of our work.
We endeavour to raise awareness of the many safety issues that horses and riders face in everyday life, and we have produced a range of literature – including titles such as Road Sense for Riders and Horse Sense for Motorists – to support this work.
In support of our safety campaigns we have launched a website, horseaccidents.org.uk (opens in new window), aimed at gathering vital statistical information on a range of hazards impact horses. These include road accidents, dog attacks, low flying aircraft and wind turbines.
Since its launch in 2010, the site has provided us with the data needed to lobby the appropriate authorities to improve equestrian safety in this country.
If you have experienced or witnessed a horse accident, please log the details at horseaccidents.org.uk. If the circumstances of your accident aren’t covered by the categories on the site, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to take the details.
All the information we receive is put to good use, and some of our most effective and successful campaigns have come about as a result of information we have received from our members and the public.