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Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a legacy gift to a charity like The British Horse Society is crucial to our continued work and helping us achieve our objectives

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With your help, we can continue to protect, honour, and celebrate these wonderful horses long into the future.

By leaving a legacy gift in your will to the BHS, you can not only pass on your love for horses to the next generation, but to many generations to come.

Our work would simply not be possible without the kind gifts supporters leave us in their wills.

What is legacy giving?

Also known as legacy donation, legacy giving describes the act of leaving assets or a portion of your estate to a charity (such at The British Horse Society) through a will or estate plan.

How can I include the BHS in my will?

You can include the BHS in the simple online free will. We’ve partnered with Octopus Legacy to provide a free will service and guidance for our supporters considering legacy giving in their will.

What type of assets can I leave to the BHS in my will?

Giving the gift of legacy can take many forms, including:

  • Bequests which define a specific sum of money, or percentage of estate or assets designed for a charity
  • Beneficiary designations where a charity becomes a named beneficiary of certain accounts
  • Charitable trusts which provide ongoing support for a designated charity
  • Gifts of property such as real estate, artwork, or other valuable assets

Request your free legacy guide

Learn more about how a gift in your will can help future generations of horses and riders, as well as next steps for making your first will or amending an existing will. Enter your details via the link below and we'll post you a hard copy of our legacy guide for free.

Legacy Guide
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Make a free will and support the BHS

We've partnered with Octopus Legacy to provide a free will service for our supporters considering legacy giving in their will. Enter the discount code: BHS–FREE when purchasing to receive your will free of charge.

Visit Octopus Legacy's website to get started
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Join us at one of our legacy days

At one of our legacy days you’ll be able to see first-hand how charitable giving or leaving a gift in your will can help make a difference; and also find out about our free will writing service.

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Leaving a legacy to The BHS

Get in touch

If you have a query you'd like to discuss or want to learn more about leaving a gift in your will, please contact our Legacy Team on 02476 840500 or email

Octopus Legacy also offers telephone and face to face will writing services if you would rather speak to a solicitor. To find out more and to book an appointment simply call the team on 0800 773 4014 and quote 'The British Horse Society'.

Our impact in numbers

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

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The Society's thriving and active community of 1200+ volunteers are committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere



Children and young people have been supported through the Changing Lives Through Horses programme across the UK. Click here for further details



Horses helped through proactive advice, support and education every year

Other ways to support us

Find out more about our membership options, volunteers opportunities and learn about other ways you can fundraise and support our charitable work. Without your support we couldn't continue the work we do to protect and promote the interests of horses and equestrians around the UK.

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