Thank you for supporting the UK's largest equine charity. By joining 120,000 other likeminded horse enthusiasts, you're part of the largest equestrian community in the UK. Together we can ensure that every horse is respected, protected and enjoyed by knowledgeable, caring people.
As a BHS Gold member, you have access to a huge range of benefits to help you to enjoy your life with horses. You're also helping to raise the vital funds we need to support all of our essential work to improve access, safety, welfare and education for horses and riders across the UK.
Your membership card
Your BHS membership card is now digital.
We're making your membership card more user-friendly. Your new digital membership card will be sent to you via email now, rather than post. Simply pop it into your digital wallet on your mobile phone (Google Wallet or Apple Wallet) to easily access it when you need it to check your insurance expiry date, use it to prove your insurance, or when you need your membership number to access all of your benefits.
Making our membership cards digital helps to reduce our environmental impact of card printing and postage, as well as minimising our admin costs, resulting in more money being spent on our charitable objectives.
Your insurance cover
Accidents are never pleasant, but they're a fact of life for all of us. Personal injury compensation claims can sometimes run into the millions, meaning that anyone who is uninsured risks losing their home and any other assets. As a BHS Gold Member you're covered - enjoy peace of mind with public liability insurance and personal accident insurance.
Public liability insurance up to £30 million*
Public liability insurance will cover you for third-party injury or property damage caused by your horse. For peace of mind, our public liability insurance covers all horses you own, look after or ride, regardless of their age.
Professional equestrian activities and some high-risk recreational activities are not covered. Further details can be found in the policy documents below:
Personal accident insurance up to £10,000*
Accidents happen, but it's good to know you'll be covered. Personal accident insurance covers you for accidental death, loss of limb or sight and permanent total disablement only. Find further details in the policy documents below:
How do I claim on the insurance?
Public liability claims should be reported to SEIB Insurance Brokers Ltd’s helpline: 0345 8734907.
Personal Accident claims should be reported to SEIB Insurance Brokers Ltd’s helpline: 0330 6600723.
How do I cancel my insurance?
The insurance cover included within BHS Gold membership is a group policy, and as such there is no way to cancel just the insurance aspect should you decide that you no longer require the cover. BHS members who don’t require public liability insurance any longer can opt for Silver membership, which does not include insurance, and continue to support the Society’s charitable work in welfare, education, safety and access.
How do I know when my insurance cover starts?
Your BHS membership begins when payment confirmation is received via email if you have joined online, or verbally confirmed by the BHS membership team if you’ve joining over the phone. If you have sent in a cheque or direct debit form, you’re insured from the day your cheque or form is received by the BHS membership team.
How do I find my insurance information?
Your current BHS insurance information can be downloaded.
It's important that you understand your insurance policy. See more frequently asked questions here.
24/7 legal support helpline
Operated by Epoq Legal*, the helpline is available to BHS Gold Members and is made up by a team of legal professionals experienced in dealing with both equestrian and personal issues, providing expert advice in a sympathetic and jargon-free way.
Access to BHS Career Pathways
Your Gold Membership gives you access to the world renowned BHS Career Pathways. Whatever your career aspirations - grooming, riding professionally or coaching the next generation, there's a pathway for you.
Free subscription to British Horse magazine
As a Gold member you have a free subscription to our British Horse magazine worth £18 a year. Each issue is packed full of useful advice, entertaining features, exciting competitions and the latest news and information from the BHS to help you enjoy your life with horses. Click below to read the latest issue.
Additional membership benefits
Tickets to leading equestrian events
Look out for free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian shows throughout the year in BHS E-news and in British Horse magazine. The tickets are at least equivalent to the value of your membership.
Keep up-to-date with the equestrian community
Our regular E-news email newsletter keeps you up to date with key equestrian issues and equestrian events both nationally and in your area.
Horse Sale Agreement
The "Horse Sale Agreement" service offered by the BHS Legal Helpline will help you to draw up a legally compliant contract for the sale of your horse or pony. It will cover all of the specific terms and help to protect your interests should there be any disputes, while giving peace of mind to both parties. The Sale Agreement service is quick and easy to use. Contact the BHS Legal Helpline on 02476 840700 for full details.
Horse Loan Agreement
Having an agreement in place when loaning a horse is important to help reduce any risks, clearly define responsibilities and protect all parties. Our sample loan agreement document can be used as a basic template and can be personalised to suit your circumstances and requirements.
If you have any questions about membership with the BHS, they may have been asked before. See all of our frequently asked questions about membership here. If you can't find an answer to your membership question, please call us on 02476 840506, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you shortly.
How do I update my details?
If you need to change personal details such as your email address, home address or direct debit information, you can do so by emailing email@example.com or calling 02476 840506 and speaking to our friendly Membership team.
How do I renew my membership?
Thank you for continuing to support the great work we do for every horse and rider.
- If you pay by Direct Debit, you will be notified before your renewal date, receive your membership card, then your membership will automatically renew
- If you pay by Direct Debit and would like to make changes to your membership, please call our Membership team
- If you don’t pay by Direct Debit, you will receive a renewal email prior to your renewal date
What if I want to cancel my Direct Debit?
We’re sorry to see you go! But if you want to cancel your membership, simply notify the BHS and contact your bank to cancel the Direct Debit.
What if I pay my membership a little late?
It’s important to pay your membership on time to ensure your member benefits, such as insurance, don’t lapse. The easiest and safest way to keep on top of your payments is by direct debit (UK bank accounts). You may still receive British Horse and our E-news for up to one month after a payment has not been received whilst we try to get in contact with you.
How can I support the BHS further?
Our BHS Friend Membership offers all of the same benefits as our Gold Membership while making a significant donation towards helping to improve the lives of horses across the UK. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call our Membership team on 02476 840506 or click here for more information.