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  • July


    1 July 2020

    Indoor Schools to open from 4 July

    Riding schools have welcomed the recent announcement that in England covered arenas and indoor schools can be used from Saturday 4 July. The BHS have been lobbying for the reopening of covered arenas as they should not be categorised in the same way ...


  • Mar


    18 Mar 2020

    BHS Assessments Postponed

    Please note, while the guidance is current at the point of publication, it may quickly be superseded following further government updates, or changes to the situation. Please bear with us while make these changes. Following UK Government announcemen...


  • Mar


    13 Mar 2020

    The British Horse Society cancels two events at Cavan Equestrian Centre in Ireland

    Ireland - BHS Areas

    Following announcements from both the ROI and UK governments yesterday, 12th March, in relation to the COVID-19 health alert, The British Horse Society has decided to cancel The BHS on Tour, 29th March and The BHS National Coaching Convention, 30th M...


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    Ireland - BHS Areas
  • Mar


    5 Mar 2020

    Business Rates Campaign 2020

    For many years The British Horse Society has been campaigning for a fair deal for Riding Schools and Livery Yards in respect of business rates. The 2017 revaluation saw many of our BHS Approved Centres affected by a disproportionate increas...

  • Mar


    5 Mar 2020

    Strangles Alliance Launches National Week of Action

      Speaking out about Strangles is the focus of a new national week of action launched today [5th March] by some of the UK’s largest equine welfare organisations. According to the Animal Health Trust, an average of 600 cases of Strangles -...


  • Feb


    26 Feb 2020

    An update on the review of the Highway Code

    Following the announcement by The Department for Transport (DfT) in 2018 that the Highway Code was set to be reviewed to empower cyclists and pedestrians, The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce that over the past six months it has bee...


  • Oct


    2 Oct 2019

    Announcement of new Chief Executive Officer

    From Tim Lord, Chairman of the Trustees:  We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer of The British Horse Society. James Hick will join the Society on Monday 2nd December 2019 bringing with him a wealth of exp...

  • May


    8 May 2019

    UK Equine influenza outbreak

    We are aware of today’s news regarding the Equine Influenza outbreaks and we urge all owners to be extra vigilant of the clinical signs of the virus.

  • Dec


    5 Dec 2018

    Equestrians to be recognised as vulnerable road users in National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme courses

    The British Horse Society and UK Road Offender Education are thrilled to reveal that equines and equestrians will now be identified as vulnerable road users in National Driver Offender Retraining Schemes.

  • Nov


    2 Nov 2018

    Urgent Appeal to Equestrians | Highway Code Review

    Following the recent Highway Code review announcement, The British Horse Society (BHS) is urgently appealing to the general public to write to their MP to ensure the safety needs of equestrians are not forgotten in the Highway Code Review. Thanks t...


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