Below you will find the current (2020) details, application procedure and criteria for BHS (British Horse Society) approved status. The details here are specifically for approved Livery Yards, and those approvals for riding schools and equestrian centres may vary. These are free to download and have been sourced direct from the BHS Approvals Department
A word on approval from the BHS:
“Whether it’s a Livery Yard, Riding Stables or a Holiday Riding Centre, if you run a business that deals with horses, there are many good reasons for becoming a BHS Approved Centre. There are already more than 750 BHS Approved Centres in the UK, Ireland and worldwide. One of BHS’s key aims is to help equestrian businesses to thrive. The best way to ensure this is to help them provide the highest standards of excellence and conform to the latest health and safety requirements. By being the best, you will help everyone to enjoy the best horse experience.
Just ask yourself these questions: Do you provide high standards of horse care? Do you strive to raise standards by offering the best service to clients? Are you interested in becoming part of a worldwide network of Proprietors? If the answer is yes, then the BHS Approval scheme may be for you.”
2018 BHS Approvals Pack
2018 BHS Approvals Criteria
2018 BHS Approvals Guidance
BHS Approved Centre Scheme
BHS Approved Establishment Scheme
BHS 2020 Approved Centre Fees
Additional Documents and Resources relating to Business Management including business planning, employment, risk assessments, health and safety and many more resources and information on the topic of Business Management can be found following the link below.
You can also find useful information on Business Management and Planning here:
This information and templates as provided above are intended to provide guidance and areas for consideration for those intending to enter into such arrangements. Anyone proposing to enter into such a written agreement should take consideration and their own legal or professional advice as to their particular circumstances.
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