As lead charity partner, The British Horse Society (BHS) is thrilled to be hosting two exclusive masterclasses at this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Through an array of interactive displays and exciting expertise, the BHS are thrilled to be offering something for every equestrian, no matter what path they take with horses.
For the first masterclass, on the morning of both Saturday and Sunday, the BHS is honoured to be joined by BHS Fellow and leading equestrian coach David Sheerin. David will be guiding equestrians through elements of the famous Blenheim cross-country course and offering top tips on how to support, as well as guide, someone at the start of their cross-country journey.
Weekend visitors will also be able to join BHS Director of Education, Tracy Casstles and Thames Valley Mounted Police for a demonstration of riding safely both on and off-road, showcasing the supportive role the BHS plays in increasing safety for equestrians. These actions are critical in order to protect that unique horse human bond and ensure it can be enjoyed for future generations.
The BHS will be involved in several other exciting initiatives across the weekend too, including a panel discussion with influencer and BHS Stage 4 event rider Pippa Greenwood, and Thames Valley Police equine manager Laura Haughey. All panellists will be talking about their unique equestrian journeys and how their lives have changed through the power of horses.
Visitors can also enjoy two BHS stands across the event, with one featuring a popular hobby horse derby course for children to get active and learn more about the charity's education opportunities.
It’s not too late to get involved. More information can be found here.
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The BHS Cross Country Masterclass with David Sheerin will be taking place at 11.30am on Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September in the main arena. The BHS Ride Safe Masterclass will also be in the main arena, at 3.30pm on Sunday 17 September.
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The British Horse Society:
As the largest equine charity in the UK, The British Horse Society is dedicated to education, equine welfare, protecting and increasing access to bridleways and equestrian routes, and safety for horse and riders. The Society’s thriving and active community of staff and volunteers are committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere.