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British Horse Society AKA BHS

In this article, brought to you by The Saddle Bank, the worlds most trusted online saddle retailer we will discuss all things British Horse Society (BHS) and help you understand what the BHS is, how they can help you as a horse rider / owner, how you can become a BHS member through the BHS membership scheme or get involved in the work they do.

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Who are the British Horse Society?

The British Horse Society is the most influential charity within the equestrian industry. Founded in 1947, the BHS has grown a membership of over 115,000 members with the aim to protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them.

The British Horse Society has some core foundations which include education, welfare, access and safety. This includes;

  • welfare services to horses and advice for owners
  • campaigning for and protecting equestrian rights of way
  • improving safety for horses, riders and carriage drivers
  • promoting riders for all
  • Offering world-class qualification
  • Approvals system to awarding quality instruction and care

BHS Member

What do the British Horse Society do?

The BHS provide a wealth of information, knowledge, advice and standards across the equestrian industry. They also provides training and qualifications for instructors/coaches, grooms and professional riders.

Get involved with the BHS

There are a number of different ways you can get involved with the British Horse Society depending on your needs, requirements and what you are looking for.

Become a member of the British Horse Society

BHS membership

Firstly, you are able to become a BHS member through one of their membership schemes. Their most popular membership is the BHS Gold Membership which you can access for just £7 per month. The BHS Gold Membership offers your public liability insurance of up to £30 million and personal accident insurance of up to £10,000.

As a Gold Member you will also be entitled to expert advice on a range of equestrian issues as well as legal support. You will also be supporting the charitable work of the BHS which aims to improve horse welfare and the care and safety of every horse and rider.

Simultaneously, you will also get free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian events throughout the year, as well as free subscription to the British Horse magazine. You also get to be a member of an equestrian community with over 115,000 members plus more!

Full details can be found here.

Volunteering for the BHS

The second method you can do to get involved with the British Horse Society is by becoming a volunteer. The BHS has over 1000 volunteers who help make a difference in their local areas. Volunteering efforts can include organising a local event, attending a welfare concern, educating road users on horse and rider safety, volunteering at a BHM show stand or helping to preserve off road riding routes.

You can find out more about volunteering here.


BHS member

Finally, as a registered charity you are able to show your support by donating online, by post or over the phone.

You can find information about donating here.

Who are The Saddle Bank?

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How can The Saddle Bank help you?

There are various way’s The Saddle Bank can help you.

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Sell your saddle

If you have a saddle you no longer need and would like to sell it get in touch with The Saddle Bank. All you need to do is fill in our simple ‘Sell your Saddle form and we will help you turn your unwanted saddle into cash. Maybe you can treat yourself and your horse to something new with the money!

Buy a saddle

If you are looking to replace your existing saddle or have just bought a new horse and are in need of a saddle, The Saddle Bank is the place to go. With over 300 saddles both new and used in stock, The Saddle Bank’s friendly team are on hand to help you with any saddle queries you may have.

Find your local saddle fitter

If you are looking to find your local saddle fitter you can do so through The Saddle Banks Find a Fitter page.

Click here to find your local qualified saddle fitter.

Online Horse Academy

Learn more about Basic Horse management through The Saddle Bank’s online academy courses. Short online courses which you can do from the comfort of your home.

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