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British Equestrian Federation (BEF)

The British Equestrian Federation is the recognised governing body of horse sports in the UK. Through its eighteen Members (fifteen Full Members and three Associate Members) the BEF represents and works to promote the interests of the 4.2 million riders and carriage drivers in Britain.

Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH, UK

 02476 698871

British Horse Society (BHS)

BHS 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.

Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2XZ, UK

 02476 840500

British Show Pony Society (BSPS)

The British Show Pony Society in association with The National Pony Society was founded in 1949, with the aims to protect and improve the showing of the Children's Riding Ponies by promoting classes and competitions for Children's Ponies. In 1954 it was agreed to simplify the name and the British Show Pony Society stood alone.

124 Green End Road, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 5XS, UK

 01487 831376


CHAPS(UK) offer CHAPS(UK) Championship Show qualifiers, CHAPS/BSPS Winter Restricted Qualifiers, CHAPS/ PUK Qualifiers, HOYS Qualifiers, Stallion and mare gradings, youngstock evaluations, our magazine "World of Colour" three times per year for our members, Junior Bursary, Regional Shows, Championship Show (with gala evenings and mad discos), Xmas Ball, merchandise (which can also be found on our roving trade stand), free issues of "Showing World" sent automatically and lots more. That is besides being a DEFRA approved stud book and Passport Issuing Office, passports being issued to both members and non-members alike.

1 McLaren Cottages, Abertysswg, Rhymney,
Tredegar, NP22 5BH , UK

 01685 845045

Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) (IDHS)

The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) was established in 1979, to preserve, protect and improve the Irish Draught Horse in England, Scotland and Wales, by maintaining high standards of breeding, conformation, quality and soundness. Our objective is to encourage the breeding of Irish Draught Horses with good conformation, movement and temperament, that conform to the breed standard, that will, in turn, produce good quality, sound horses.

PO Box 91, Newcastle Emlyn, SA44 9AT, 

 0345 2300 399

National Pony Society (NPS)

The National Pony Society was formed in 1893, ‘to encourage the Breeding, Registration and Improvement of Riding Ponies and Mountain & Moorland ponies and to foster the Welfare of Ponies in general’. In conjunction with the British Horse Society, it is the officially appointed liaison between the Government and all those concerned with Ponies and is represented on all major horse and pony organisations. Read more

Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG, UK

 01420 88333

Side Saddle Association

The Association is divided into areas in the UK which offer everyone the help they need and the opportunity to compete, attend clinics and learn the elegant art of side saddle. There is a structured exam system and registers of approved instructors and judges to ensure standards are maintained.

The Lodge, Glebe Farm, Broughton Astley , Leicestershire , LE9 6PG, UK

 01455 208345

Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHBGB)

Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain – SHB(GB) – is a membership organisation and registered charity, governed by an elected council. As the leading British studbook, affiliated to the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses, it encourages the grading of stallions and mares and the registration of foals and supports British horse breeding through educational clinics and through our voucher schemes awarded at shows and mare gradings. It is are also the governing body for ridden and in-hand hunter and sport classes held at affiliated horse shows in the UK, including qualifiers for the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS).

96 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5AR, UK

 01732 866277

The Showing Council

The Showing Council represents an amalgamation of key showing bodies which came into being under the direction and guidance of Graham Suggett and Jan Rogers from the British Equine Federation (B.E.F.). The inaugural meeting of The Showing Council was held on June 26th 2006, with members of eleven of the leading showing societies being present. The aim was to discuss, agree and advance (through the B.E.F. and other bodies) policies advantageous and beneficial to its members' interests, primarily in respect of showing, and achieve official recognition of this sport (similar to that afforded to other disciplines), and to bring about voluntary co-operation between its members.

c/o Withybridge Farm, Withy Road, West Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3NN , UK

 01462 437770