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Coronavirus is threatening our riding centres, meaning thousands of horses face an uncertain future. Please consider donating to our Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeal to help support our riding centres and the incredible horses that live in them.

Text HORSE to 70507 to give £5, or you can donate online here.


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 105,000 members. We aim to protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them, including the 3.5 million people in the UK who ride or who drive a horse-drawn carriage.

During 70 years, the BHS has made a real impact on the lives of horses and horse owners with wide-ranging campaigns and initiatives. Our core foundations – educationwelfareaccess and safety – are more important than ever as they demonstrably make a difference to horses’ lives.

Meet the team

Upcoming shows and events

We will be on hand to offer advice and information on all aspects of our work and campaigns and with focus days, course walks and Henry the Mechanical horse, at some of the major shows, there will be plenty to entertain you.

Discover the events and shows we are attending this year.

Members Meetings

A series of Regional Members' Meetings have been scheduled for 2020 in order for BHS Trustees and Senior Management Team to continue meeting and listening to members and volunteers at a local level.

Find out more about the upcoming members meetings.

Our Charitable Work

 welfare and care work

 safety and accidents work

 access and bridleways work

Discover more about the BHS Charity

 about the bhs 

 news and media


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