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How we operate

As a registered charity, the British Horse Society is governed by charity law. Our Constitution, Board of Trustees and regional committees are all crucial to our day to day operations.


The British Horse Society, as a registered charity and a registered company, has a board of directors, who are also the charity’s trustees. This group are registered with Companies House and the Charity Commission. The board operates at a strategic level and delegates the management of the society to the Chief Executive, who heads up the senior management team. This team oversees a structure of specific departments made up of specialist teams.  

Everything we do is in pursuit of our charitable objectives, which are underpinned by our core foundations of Education, Access, Welfare and Safety. Our values also play a huge part in how we are governed, with our Horse First approach, and principles of Respect, Supportiveness and Excellence as well as our One Team collaboration, at the heart of everything we do.