This page holds information relevant to Scottish horse owners and riders as most laws pertaining to equestrianism are devolved.
In 2019 Horsescotland , with help from BHS Scotland and Beta created the first ever Scottish Equestrian Economy report – it shows equestrian expenditure in Scotland to be worth an approximate £355 million annually.
First Scottish Equestrian Market Information 2019 (pdf)
The Value of the Equine Industry to Scotland (pdf)
In 2021 BHS joined leading outdoor organisations in Scotland to create the Manifesto for theoutdoors Holyrood 2021.
The manifesto champions long term, strategic investment in infrastructure, facilities, organisations, ranger services, education and skills training, and the national leadership to champion outdoor recreation at all levels so it can fully deliver across many policy areas. This investment will also be crucial in creating and supporting jobs as we re-build local economies after Covid-19.
Manifesto for the outdoors Holyrood 2021
BHS Scotland is Scotland’s Largest equine membership organisation, with a regional set up and local committee system we have four members of staff (who work from home) and over 100 official volunteers. British Riding Clubs in Scotland are affiliated to us and we also have equestrian access groups, so our network covers every postcode in Scotland allowing us to act local in improving the lives of horses and their riders.
BSH Scotland has over 8000 members, fifteen regional committees, accredited professional coaches and affiliated equestrian businesses acting locally to improve the lives of horses and riders across Scotland.
In Scotland we are an energetic stakeholder with involvement in the National Access Forum, animal welfare initiatives and in education delivery; driving forward our key aims of safety, welfare, access and training. We also run an approvals system for riding schools, livery yards and training and tourism facilities.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE & INFORMATION FOR EQUESTRIANS
Please read our information and advice for horse owners and business owners during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak