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Fundraising & Challenge Events

Fundraising for a cause you're passionate about is a rewarding and enjoyable experience! But we know the hardest part is just getting started, so here's some tips and ideas to help you achieve your target.

How are you going to fundraise?

  • Friends and family: Complete a sponsored walk, wash the cars on your yard, have a spring clean with a car boot sale, or swap a girl’s night out with a girl’s night in and donate the cash saved.
  • Calling all colleagues: Have a bake sale, quit a bad habit, or organise a sports day. Why not ask your employer to match your total donation to double your support.
  • Super soirée: BBQs, coffee mornings, quiz nights or yard parties! Sell tickets to your event or ask for donations as gifts.
  • The big and the brave: To the fearless – we salute you! Complete a challenge ride, enter a marathon, or pick up a parachute. There are countless large events across the UK you can enter or complete a personal target you’ve set yourself.

Make it happen

  • Call in those favours: Speak to your friends – together is a great place to be and can raise more cash.
  • Freebie Fever: Tell local business and clients about your event and ask if they want to donate or prize, you could advertise their company at your event as an incentive.

Make it easy to donate

  • It’s super easy to set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving so your supporters can donate with a click.
  • Or – become one of our Facebook Fundraisers! Set up a target goal to encourage your friends to donate.
  • You can also send your donations by post or cheque. Remember to include your name, address and which campaign you would like the donations to be counted to.
  • Share it! Post your planning prowess on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with a link to your online fundraising pages. Remember all the old school ways too – print your event to post on your yard’s notice board too.
  • Be excited! Fundraising isn’t for the light hearted - you’re amazing! You’re excitement will encourage donors to be generous.

Fundraising Events

The BHS also organises various fundraising events throughout the year:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Challenge Rides

Raise funds by taking on an once-in-a-lifetime trip.

 Ride Out UK

Ride Out UK

If you love to hack, ride your bike, or enjoy spending quality time with your horse, then Ride Out UK is for you!

Newbury Charity Race 2019

Charity Race Day

Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime by heading to the starting line at Newbury or Wetherby Racecourse.

Our Fundraising Appeals

There are lots of campaigns and initiatives you can fundraise for, as well as our wider work of improving all aspects of equine life. Your support will go a long way in making a difference. 


Changing Lives through Horses

Changing Lives through Horses aims to improve the lives of disengaged young people, regardless of their background, and give them the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to return to education and/or employment.

 dead slow

Dead Slow - Road Safety Campaign

With an increasing number of reported incidents involving horses and vehicles, we're building on our solid foundation of road safety education and campaigning to make drivers aware of what to do when they encounter horses on the road.

 Ride Out Fund

Ride Out Fund

The Ride Out Fund (formerly the Paths for Communities Fund) provides funding for projects which open and/or enable safe off-road equestrian access throughout the UK.

 welfare and care work

Second Chance - Rehoming Project

Our Second Chance rehoming project is delivering a brighter future for horses who have suffered an unhappy past.

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