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Founded in 1947, the British Horse Society is now the largest and most influential equestrian and horse welfare charity in the UK with over 100,000 members.

We protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them, including over 3 million people in the UK who ride and who drive a horse-drawn carriages.

We want to help everyone get the most out of their relationship with horses. We offer world-class qualifications and an approvals system awarding quality instruction and care, a strong voice in access, safety and welfare issues, and support and guidance in all areas.

We're dedicated to improving the lives of horses across the UK

  • Welfare services for horses and advice for owners
  • Campaigning for and protecting equestrian rights of way
  • Improve safety for horses, riders and carriage drivers
  • Promoting riding for all

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