Paths for Communities Fund

The commitment to access for horses and riders is a vital part of the charitable work carried out by The British Horse Society. 

paths for communities horse riderThe BHS recognises the importance of safe off-road riding, not only for our members but for all equestrians. We pledge to keep equestrians safe, horses happy, and support the continued growth of our sport and the equine industry.

The BHS Paths for Communities Fund provides grants to develop create or improve off road routes so that equestrians can enjoy the great outdoors.

Our aim for the Paths for Communities Fund is for it to grow through donations and fundraising events across the UK, so it can continue to benefit our vital access work in the years ahead.

We're now inviting BHS local committees and affiliated equestrian access groups to put forward bids for funding for new equestrian routes. 

If you have identified a potential route that would benefit from the fund, then please complete an application form and send the form in along with a map of the proposed route. If you have any questions, contact the Access Team on 02476 840515 or We may put you in contact with your local BHS Access Officer who can assist you with the application.

Make a donation

If you wish to donate to the fund to further assist with the creation of these routes, then you can do so quickly and securely via JustGiving. Thank you to those who have worked hard and raised lots of money for the fund, especially during Ride Out UK - we couldn’t do our work without you!


Where the fund has gone so far

The BHS Paths for Communities Fund has helped provided multi-user routes all around the UK since being launched in 2015. Find out more about the new and an improved routes, and how these projects are funded.

Read more about our projects.

 Paths Projects

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 access and bridleways work

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