Benefits of Affiliation

Insurance (for Premium Package Affiliation only)
When you affiliate with the Premium Package with us, your group will automatically receive Public Liability Insurance with an indemnity limit of £30,000,000, arranged via South Essex Insurance Brokers Ltd (SEIB). The policy will provide cover for equestrian activities that are arranged by your group.

Digital EAG Resource Pack
Full of helpful advice and tips to help your group achieve all that it aims to.

Full access to local, regional, and headquarters contacts, including advice on safeguarding and data protection.

Discounted BHS membership
We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on the first year of British Horse Society Membership for anyone who is a part of your Equestrian Access Group.

Free communications
You and all of your members can receive the 'Access Update', a monthly email packed full of everything you need to know about what the BHS is doing for equestrian access. To receive this, you and your members will need to subscribe by contacting, stating in the email that you are happy to receive these emails from us.

Discounted training
Throughout the year we organise many regional training days. These are designed to teach about the laws surrounding your rights to ride and carriage drive. These training days cost £5 for members of Equestrian Access Groups, £10 for the public. There are three levels of training that can be taken:

  • Level One: Basic Highway Law and Local Plans
  • Level Two: User Evidence, Documentary Evidence, Definitive Maps and Wider Access
  • Level Three: Advanced Highway Law. Open to all, though it is designed as a continuation of Level Two

Additional specialist days such as Commons and Public Inquiry Training arranged on demand.

Legal assistance
From a dedicated team with extensive legal knowledge (contact HQ if you need legal advice).

Technical resources
Full access to an exclusive online resource packed with lots of legal and technical help and advice.

Access to the BHS mapping portal
To draw, edit and print mapping for work on 2026 (contact the Access Department for more information).

Access to our volunteers’ portal
An online record of all of our current EAGs, listed by region with contact details supplied.

Optimised promotion
Increased exposure for your Equestrian Access Group on our website and on our BHS EAG Facebook Page. 

Digital BHS EAG 2018 logo
to use on your website, in literature and social media.

Application Form

If you are interested in affiliating your Equestrian Access Group with The British Horse Society, please download and complete our application form.

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