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Keep Britain Riding

Our off-road routes are at risk of disappearing. If we don’t protect and restore them, the joy of riding could be lost. But it’s not too late to act.

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The British Horse Society

What we do for horses and the people who love them 

The British Horse Society exists to change lives through the power of horses. We protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them, including the 3.5 million people in the UK who ride or who drive a horse-drawn carriage.

As a charity, we work to protect the unique bond shared between horses and people, to make sure it can be enjoyed for future generations.


Our impact in numbers

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94 pence in every pound raised by the BHS spent on delivering our charitable objectives

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The Society's thriving and active community of 1200+ volunteers are committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere



Children and young people have been supported through the Changing Lives Through Horses programme across the UK. Click here for further details



Horses helped through proactive advice, support and education every year

Want to have more fun with your horse and meet likeminded friends?

Joining your local BHS affiliated riding club is a great way to access training and fun activities in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Clubs offer something for everyone, whether you like socialising and training or have a more competitive goal, British Riding Clubs will make you feel at home. Click here to find a club near you. Get in touch with your questions here

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BHS Career Pathways

Our best in class qualifications and assessments equip candidates for a life or career with horses. The BHS qualifications framework is internationally recognized and some of the best coaches, riders and grooms in the equestrian sector have come through our career pathway.

Equestrian careers & training

Whether you want to gain professional, industry recognised qualifications to spring-board your equine career or you simply want to learn more about horses and improve your skills for personal achievement there’s a pathway for you.

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Looking for a coach?

If you're in need of a coach or a groom, search our list of accredited professionals for confidence and peace of mind.

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Find a riding centre

Looking for somewhere to learn to ride, improve your skills, learn a new discipline or simply enjoy riding out - try a BHS approved riding centre.

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