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 member, you have access to a 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.
Access to BHS Recreational Awards
Silver membership gives you access to recreational awards, which are for anyone looking to learn more about horses. There are no formal assessments and you can choose the topics that suit you.
Free subscription to British Horse magazine
As a BHS 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
Receive free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian shows throughout the year, at least equivalent to the value of your membership.
Keep up-to-date with the equestrian community
Our regular E-news keeps you up to date with key equestrian issues and equestrian events both nationally and in your area.
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 change 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 upgrade to Gold Membership?
By upgrading to our BHS Gold Membership, you'll receive a wide range of additional benefits including:
- Public liability insurance
- Personal accident insurance
- BHS 24/7 Legal Helpline
- Access to BHS Career Pathways
To upgrade, email firstname.lastname@example.org o call our friendly Membership team on 02476 840506.
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.