4 Mar 2021
The past year has been extremely challenging for all of us, but it has been heart-warming to see the whole equestrian community come together to support one another through such a critical time.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, ou...
15 Feb 2021
Tips for Happy and Successful Clearances
22 Jan 2021
Whether it’s on a bridleway, byway or elsewhere, research shows that exercising in green space makes us healthier and happier. Many of us have found comfort in exercising in open green spaces and nature since COVID-19 restrictions were introduc...
19 Jan 2021
A project by Reaseheath College equine students to identify safe off road routes for horse riders has been recognised with a British Horse Society (BHS) national award.
13 Jan 2021
Hardsough Lane and Iron Gate Lane leading to the village of Irwell Vale, link Edenfield with Helmshore and have been used by horse riders since at least the 1970s, cyclists since the 1980s and by vehicular traffic up to about the 1990s.
The route, w...
12 Nov 2020
Thank you for your patience whilst we have been working with Defra and DCMS to gain clarification on the Covid Legislation and the impact on riding schools.
We have just received the following information from Defra Animal Welfare Team re clarific...
22 May 2020
The Rt. Hon. Dame Caroline Spelman DBE has joined The British Horse Society (BHS) as Specialist Trustee for Policy, Campaigning and Government Relations. She will play a pivotal role in the Society’s lobbying effort across many key causes, incl...
The British Horse Society is appealing for local people to come forward and help save thousands of miles of unrecorded rights of way which are in danger of being lost forever. These include footpaths and bridleways loved by the country’s dog wa...
6 Apr 2020
The British Horse Society was founded in 1947, and we have grown over the past 70 years to become the largest and most influential equestrian charity in the UK with over 110,000 members.
The BHS wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we have ...
24 Feb 2020
On 1 January 2026, bridleways in England and Wales that aren’t formally recorded will be lost to the public. Our campaign, Project 2026, aims to safeguard bridleways for public use so that equestrians today and in the future have safe off-road ...
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