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His Majesty, The King named as Patron of The British Horse Society

We are greatly honoured to receive the Royal Patronage of His Majesty, King Charles III.

His Majesty joins HRH The Princess Royal who has been Vice-Patron of the BHS since 2017.

His Majesty becomes the second monarch to be Patron of the BHS, with the Royal Patronage first awarded in 1952 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Like Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Princess Royal, His Majesty is a keen equestrian and advocate for the equine industry and all those that care for horses.

James Hick, Chief Executive of The British Horse Society, said: “We are delighted and deeply honoured to have been advised by Buckingham Palace that His Majesty, The King has accepted patronage of The British Horse Society.

We continue to be extremely grateful for the support of HRH The Princess Royal, our Vice-Patron.

The heartfelt connection both His Majesty and HRH The Princess Royal demonstrates for their horses and the equestrian community clearly communicates just how truly important horses are in society.

We are working as hard as ever to make sure more people across the UK are able to experience this special horse/human bond. As we continue with this mission, his Majesty’s support will be hugely valued by everyone at the BHS, and all our volunteers, members and supporters.”