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BHS Friend Membership

As a BHS Friend member, you’ll get all the benefits of BHS Gold Membership, while also making a significant donation towards helping to improve the lives of horses across the country.

  • Last reviewed: 2nd January 2024
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BHS Friend benefits

As part of your membership, you will get: 

  • The satisfaction of knowing you're supporting the charitable work of the BHS across horse care, access, education, and safety for every horse, rider and carriage driver. 
  • Public liability insurance up to £30 million.*
  • Personal accident insurance up to £10,000.*
  • A free 24/7 legal helpline giving including legal, VAT and tax queries.* 
  • Expert advice on a wide range of equestrian matters, from stable safety to equine nutrition. 
  • Access to our Horse Sale Agreement Service. 
  • Subscription to British Horse magazine worth £18 a year.
  • Free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian shows through the year, at least equivalent to the value of your membership.
  • Regular E-news to keep you up to date with key equestrian issues and equestrian events in your area.
  • Being part of an equestrian community with over 120,000 members and many local activities and events to enjoy.
  • Access to our world-leading BHS Career Pathways. 

* Terms and conditions apply

Payment options

Annual direct debit

Prices include £5 discount for new members (first year only). Includes Insurance Premium Tax


Monthly direct debit

Includes Insurance Premium Tax


Annual one-off payment

Includes Insurance Premium Tax


We are offering a £5 discount to new members that join via Annual Direct Debit. Please note this is only offered to new members on the first year of membership.

Join us today

BHS Friend membership gives a huge range of benefits to help you enjoy your life with horses. But more than that, membership is vital for helping us raise funds needed to improve access, safety, welfare and education for all.

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Our impact in numbers

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94 pence in every pound raised by the BHS spent on delivering our charitable objectives



We react to over 6,000 threats to equestrian access



Children and young people have been supported through the Changing Lives Through Horses programme across the UK.



We respond to over 10,000 incoming calls and emails about welfare concerns

How your membership can help horses

Your membership is vital for helping us raise the funds needed to improve access, safety, welfare and education for all. 

  • Our caring team of experts and volunteers promote good care and prevent cruelty to hundreds of horses every year.
  • Each year we campaign and protect hundreds of kilometres of local off-road equestrian routes that are threatened.
  • Our dedicated team work tirelessly to make the world a safer place for horses, riders and carriage drivers.
Why BHS Membership


Why BHS Membership

Other membership options

We offer a range of membership options to suit every horse lover. All of our membership options support our charitable work and help us in our quest to create a better life for all horses and those who care for them.

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Get in touch with us

To speak to our team about membership, please call us on 02476 840506, email us at or complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you shortly. Opening times are 8:35am-5pm from Monday to Thursday and 8:35am-3pm on Friday.

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