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About The British Horse Society

As the largest and most influential equestrian charity in the UK, we make a real impact to the lives of horses and people who care about them by working to improve education, welfare, access and safety

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What we do

We aim to 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 drive a horse-drawn carriage.

The BHS positively impacts the lives of horses and people through our wide-ranging campaigns and initiatives around our core foundations of education, welfare, access and safety.

Our work includes providing support, advice, and training alongside championing all things equestrian through dedicated lobbying and action plans. For example, we:

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

Latest campaigns and appeals

Our key campaigns across education, welfare, access and safety allow us to make a real impact to the lives of horses and those who care for them in many different ways.

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Our mission and values

We are dedicated to encouraging people and horses to enjoy life together. Everything we do is in pursuit of our charitable objectives underpinned by our core foundations of Education, Access, Welfare and Safety.

Our values, Horses First, One Team, Respect, Supportive and Excellence also play a huge part in how we are governed and are at the heart of everything we do.

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Help us create a better world for horses 

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we have today without our trustees, volunteers, members and supporters. They play a vital part in our work in education, equestrian welfare, access and safety. Find out how you can get involved and help horses and those who love them for years to come.

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Annual Report

Take a look at the latest version of the Annual Report and Accounts and Our Riding By Your Side publication which gives an overview of our achievements across the work we have been doing over the year.

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Work for the BHS

Like the horses and equestrians we support, jobs at the BHS come in all shapes and sizes, from office-based to hands-on events and welfare roles. We all work with one aim in mind – creating the best possible life for horses everywhere and fulfilment for all who care for them.

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