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.
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The British Horse Society is governed by its Constitution, charity law and by other statutory duties. Under the provisions of the Constitution, the Board of Trustees is legally responsible for the affairs of The British Horse Society and has the power to delegate this responsibility.
The Board of Trustees plays a significant role in a charity’s strategic direction and management. A well-qualified Board is essential in securing our future success.
Our volunteers are crucial to the operation of the BHS and work hard to improve life for horses and horse lovers in their area and across the UK.