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Why choose a BHS Approved Livery Yard

If you’re looking for a livery yard for your equine friend, choosing a BHS Approved Livery Yard gives the peace of mind of knowing your horse is in safe hands

  • Last reviewed: 2nd October 2023
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Did you know that there’s no licensing procedure for livery yards? Meaning many operate with no guidance or regulation.

By choosing a BHS Approved Livery yard, you can rest assured that staff are appropriately experienced, insurance is in place and that the centre is being regularly inspected by an equestrian professional. You can also have confidence that you’ve chosen a centre that will provide a welcoming, inclusive, safe and suitable environment in which horses and people can flourish.

All BHS Approved Centres are members of a world-renowned quality assurance scheme that recognises high standards of care for both horses and riders. All centres receive both announced and unannounced visits from our experienced and knowledgeable inspectors to offer insight and support while also checking the quality of the services.

  • Horse care is at the heart of what we do. Our inspectors look at the care of the horses within a centre, something which our centres are very proud to showcase.
  • Our inspectors will get a general feel of the yard and look at what a centre may offer clients. A warm and welcoming centre is what we like to see.
  • Safety is paramount, so the safety of the facilities and working practices is an important factor that we check for.
  • Catering for clients’ needs is what matters, we offer suitable, well-maintained facilities with professional support for you and your horse to thrive.

Find a BHS Approved Livery Yard

Make sure you and your horse are in safe hands by choosing one of our BHS Approved Centres. BHS Approval means a yard or establishment is insured for public liability and complies with the latest health and safety legislation, and is regularly subject to unannounced annual inspections for your peace of mind.

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