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Work permits and visas

The British Horse Society can help open doors for top trainers from around the world to come and work in the UK’s leading equestrian centres. 

  • Last reviewed: 29th February 2024

Visas - International Sportsperson Endorsement

The BHS is approved by the UK Border Agency as having endorsement status for International Sportsperson of the Points Based System used in granting visas. 

This means that the BHS can, providing all necessary requirements are met, support someone who is a top-level equestrian who lives outside the UK, with an application for a visa to work in the UK. 

If an applicant is given endorsement status, it means that the BHS will have already ensured they have met the specific requirements set out by the UK Border Agency. 

This has huge benefits for British equestrianism, making the way easier for internationally established trainers at the highest level in the sport to come to the UK and pass on their skills and knowledge.  BHS Approved training centres and other registered equestrian centres around the country can also supplement their already excellent training provision and attract world class trainers to teach their students – the rising talent of tomorrow. 

For more information, contact Karen Ryder on 02476 840746 or email