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Member Bodies

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American Quarter Horse Association – United Kingdom (AQHA-UK Ltd.) - Full Member

The American Quarter Horse Association UK recently celebrated its 40th Year. It is a registered charity dedicated to promoting the Quarter Horse in the UK, being among the first affiliates of the USA’s AQHA; it is now also affiliated within read more......

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Arab Horse Society (AHS) - Full Member

The Arab Horse Society was founded in 1918 and is run by a council elected annually by its members. The Society was built on promotion of the Arabian Horse, focusing on correct breed and type and to encourage breeding read more......

British Driving Society (BDS) - Full Member

The British Driving Society was formed in 1957 and is the National Organisation for a range of carriage driving activities.  The aim of the society is to support and encourage people interested in carriage driving.  The BDS has branches for Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland and a network of Area Commissioners and assistants covering the whole read more......

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British Miniature Horse Society (BMHS) - Full Member

The British Miniature Horse Society was founded in 1992 to promote the breeding, showing and welfare of miniature horses.  The Society is approved by DEFRA as a Stud Book for equines measuring 87cms and below at the withers  read more.......​

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British Show Horse Association (BSHA) - Full Member

The British Show Horse Association is dedicated to promoting the showing, and breeding, of a variety of horses; Hacks, Cobs, Riding Horses, Hunters, and both Working Show Horses and Working Hunters. There are BSHA affiliated classes held throughout the country, including sections for read more.......​

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British Show Pony Society (BSPS) - Full Member

The BSPS is a premier showing Society which promotes excellence in showing of Show/Show Hunter ponies, Working Hunter/Sports ponies, Intermediates as well as Mountain and Moorland ponies. It has over 4,500 junior and adult members who each belong to one of the 23 regional  read more.......​


British Skewbald and Piebald Association (BSPA)

Full Member

The BSPA was formed in 1988 by a group of twelve Skewbald & Piebald enthusiasts.

In 1994 we were the first coloured society to gain DEFRA recognition as a Horse Passport issuing organisation.

We are a friendly welcoming society who will do our very best to offer you help and advice read more.......​

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Coloured Horse and Pony Society (CHAPS)

Full Member

CHAPS (UK) is a society built on promotion of the Coloured Horse & Pony focusing on correct breed and type.  The society offers a diverse and inclusive opportunity for coloured horse enthusiasts to compete in many different disciplines.  As a society we offer a number read more.......​

Haflinger Society of Great Britain (HSGB) - Full Member

We are a Registered Charity, set up in 1970, that devotes itself to the promoting, breeding & importing of purebred Haflingers in the UK.


The charity’s objectives are:

  • To preserve and improve the standard of horses and ponies in general and in particular the breed of horse known as the Haflinger in Great Britain by promoting read more.......​

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Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain (IHSGB)

Full Member

As members of FEIF (International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations) The Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain (IHSGB) exists to maintain the purity of the unique Icelandic Horse, to promote interest in the breed, to protect the welfare of the breed, and to encourage Icelandic Horse breeding and riding read more.......​


Irish Draught Horse Society (IDHS-GB) - Full Member

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 read more.......​

Lusitano Breed Society of Great Britain (LBS(GB))

(Full Member)

We are the British body responsible for the registration and breeding of the Lusitano and affiliated with the APSL in Portugal. We also promote the breed in every sphere, support traditional training and hold an Annual Breed Show read more.......​


Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain (MHCGB)  Associate Member

The Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain formed in 2002 is a very friendly and welcoming miniature horse club, catering for all types of Miniature Horse.  We offer classes in three height sections for ​miniatures up to 42".

We are an American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) approved club and are its oldest read more.......​

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National Pony Society (NPS) - Full Member

The National Pony Society is a membership organisation, 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.   It is an officially appointed liaison organisation between the Government and read more.......​

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Northern Counties Ponies Association (NCPA)

Full Member

The Association is a ridden and in hand showing society with charitable status, based on its training and education ethos. The association was founded in 1964 and celebrated its Golden Anniversary in 2014. It currently consists of 9 branches: Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire & Rutland,  read more.......​

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Shire Horse Society (SHS) - Full Member

Since 1878 the Shire Horse Society has been working to protect the breed, that was then known as the Old English Breed of Cart Horse. Over the years the Society has worked hard to ensure that the breed continues to grow and to maintain interest in these magnificent horses read more.......​


Side Saddle Association (SSA) - Full Member

The Side Saddle Association is dedicated to promoting and protecting the skill, sport and education of riding side saddle. Originally formed as the Ladies Side Saddle Association in1974 by Valerie Francis and Janet Macdonald it has regional areas covering all of the United Kingdom as well as overseas read more.......​

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Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHB-GB)

Full Member

Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain is a professional Society run by a Council, elected annually by its members. To date, SHB (GB) has over 2000 members and a Council of up to 15 members. The Society has 2 sub-committees, the Breeding Committee and the Judges & Rules Committee, who look after read more.......​

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UK Ponies & Horses (UKP&H) - Full Member

UK Horses & Ponies is an Association for everyone!  Offering competitors the opportunity to compete at the most prestigious equestrian events of the year.  The Spring Classic gives competitors the opportunity to qualify for the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in July, and the Summer Classic offers read more.......​

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Veteran Horse Society (VHS) - Full Member

The Veteran Horse Society is solely dedicated to the care and welfare of horses and ponies over the age of 15 years. Launched over 20 years ago the Veteran Horse Society has developed into a large professional organisation thanks to the help, support and belief of many individuals. Starting out simply read more.......​

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