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BHS Friend Membership

Choose BHS Friend membership and get the great feeling that comes with knowing you are making a significant donation to our charitable work. It also includes all the benefits of BHS Gold Membership including public liability insurance up to £30 million and personal accident insurance up to £10,000. Exclusive benefits include;

  • Expert advice on a wide range of equestrian matters including legal, VAT and tax queries
  • Supporting the charitable work of the BHS improving access, horse care and safety for every horse and rider
  • Being part of an equestrian community with over 115,000 members and many local activities and events to enjoy
  • Free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian events throughout the year including two free tickets to The BHS Royal International Horse Show
  • Free subscription to British Horse magazine worth £22 a year
  • Access to our world-leading BHS Career Pathways, including our Challenge Awards and Ride Safe Award
  • Regular E-news to keep you up to date with key equestrian issues and equestrian events in your area

Terms, conditions and territorial limits apply 

Membership Price

Annual Direct Debit

£5.00 discount for the 1st year

Monthly Direct Debit

Annual One Off Payment

by credit or debit card




How your membership can help horses around the UK

Every year with the support of our members and volunteers we help protect, improve and build a better future for horses and those who care for them.


In 2019 we responded to over 9,494 incoming calls and emails about welfare enquiries

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Our caring team of experts and volunteers promote good care and prevent cruelty to hundreds of horses every year


We reacted to over 6,000 threats to equestrian access in 2017

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Each year we campaign and protect hundreds of kilometres of local off‑road equestrian routes that are threatened

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Our dedicated team work tirelessly to make the world a safer place for horses, riders and carriage drivers

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The BHS Approvals system awards quality instruction and care


Get in touch with us

To speak to our team about membership, please call us on 02476 840506 , email us at or complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

Opening times are 8:35am-5pm from Monday to Thursday and 8:35am-3pm on Friday.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've collected the most frequently asked questions about the British Horse Society membership packages and the insurance provided for members.

Renewing your membership

Please call us on 02476 840506  or complete our online enquiry form.

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More Membership Options

Gold Adult & Junior Membership

As a BHS Gold Member you will be covered by market leading public liability insurance and personal accident insurance. You will also have access to a huge range of benefits to help you enjoy your life with horses

Find out more about our Gold Membership options here.

Silver Membership

Perfect for all horse lovers who want to support the charity and all our vital work to help protect, improve and build a better life for horses and those who care for them. This membership does not include Personal Accident or Public Liability insurance. Find out more about our Silver membership.

Overseas Membership

If you live outside of the United Kingdom, we also have a membership options available for you. Find out more about our Overseas Membership options.

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