BHS Kent - A Charity - Welcome to our Site!

If you're passionate about horses The British Horse Society has so much to offer you.

The BHS KENT can offer guidance on everything you need to know about riding, caring for the horse and working in the industry.

No one works harder to improve standards of horse welfare and safety, increase and protect bridleway access, educate riders and horse owners, provide great membership benefits and inspirational riding experiences. The BHS is YOUR charity.

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BHS Kent - STOP PRESS - (last update 12/04/2014)

HELP Required please, As many of you know, Liz Akenhead has stepped down from the role of South East Regional Access & Rights of Way Officer after many years in the role – but she has a large amount of paperwork that she wants to scan and store electronically for future use.

Would any of you be interested – or know of anyone that might be - in scanning and preserving documents – unfortunately there is no financial reward!!!!! Liz lives in Brenchley (Tonbridge) but would be able to collect any willing helpers from Paddock Wood Station.

 If you are interested please get in touch with Liz on 01892 723920 or email


Sunday 13th  April 2014 - British Horse Society - North and West Kent - TREC Training and Practice - Anchor Farm, Rochester Road, Aylesford, Kent - more info and schedule on our events page :-)

Thursday 17th  April 2014 - BHS Pub Quiz Fundraiser - The Horseshoe & Castle, Cooling Main Rd, Cooling, Rochester ME3 8DJ - ALL WELCOME!!! - more info and schedule on our events page :-)

Saturday 24th May Squirrells Riding School - MOT day at Squirrells Riding School - Click here for location - Schedule to be published soon :-) - for Entry form click here -  Any questions please contact Nelly -

Saturday 21st June Mount Mascal Stables - MOT day  at Mount Mascal Stables on the 21/06 - Click here for location - Schedule to be published soon :-) - for Entry form click here - Any questions please contact Nelly -

Friday 6 th & Friday 27 th June 6 PM - Driving for fun and the BHBS - Driving initiation event - please contact for more info.

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** Check for more events on the “Events Page” ** Do you want to read the minutes of our last meeting click here **

Strider & William - Have you read in British Horse the story of William Reddaway who is riding Strider to the 4 corners of England and 30 cathedrals raising money for Family Holiday Association and Wormwood Scrubbs Pony Centre (more details on his website - see some pictures of William and Strider below:

British Riding Clubs are affiliated to the B H S and will have lots of exciting events going on near to where YOU are.

Find more details at '' Area 10 British Horse Society'' on your search engine.  They have a wide range of activities so don't miss out.

They have events for a whole range of interests and abilities.  Do contact your local branch and find out more.

There is also  30%  off your first year B H S Membership ,if you are a BRC Member

Kent County Show, Detling – Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July 2013

BHS Kent installed our mobile gazebo at the County Show.   In all we had 19 volunteers attending from the committees over the three day show, as well as some representatives from TROT.  

Both members and non-members visited the tent which held an array of information on the BHS as well as some local initiatives and competitions taking place.  There was a real buzz in and around the tent and we had interest for membership from 14 people who took away membership forms.  There were lots of new contacts made as well as time spent with existing members, many of whom came in for advice and information on the various activities the BHS is involved in.  In addition to this, many members of the public visited the tent to collect leaflets that were available on a variety of subjects from welfare, feeding and exams with the BHS.  
Most of all, our volunteers gave a friendly face to the BHS in Kent and helped spread the word of the work we do both at a local and national level.

Date: 15th June 2013  - MOT Day Mount Mascal Stables -       Release: Immediate - Photos click here -

Another really successful day run by our Volunteers, hosted by the very helpful team at the Mount Mascal Stables, Bexley.

Over 20 horses received examinations and advice on their teeth, feeds, saddles and muscles -

A very BIG thank you to these professional who made the day such a success:


Isabel Harker -Spillers  /  Eleanor Halley - SaddleWorld / Martine Weber - Bowen Technique / Nat Heal - Dentist

and of course... The team at the Mount Mascal Stables ...

Date: 9th June 2013  - Hadlow Annual Show -       Release: Immediate

Date: 26th May 2013  - MOT day - Squirrells Riding School       Release: Immediate Photos click here -

OnThe Volunteers the BHS committee organised yet another very successful horse MOT day, hosted by the very helpful team at the Squirrels Riding School, near Bluebell Hill in Kent.


Over twenty of our Horsey friends received examinations and advice on their teeth, diet, saddles and muscles to make sure they stayed in tip top health for years to come.  They were also weighed to complete the MOT.


A very big thank you to these professional who made the day such a success.


Isabel Harker -Spillers  /  Margaret Newing -West Kent Saddles / Gill Maybury – Chiropractor / Nat Heal - Dentist

and of course... The team at Squirrels ...

These are days organised by British Dressage where riders interested in what dressage has to offer can come and have a lesson with a recognised trainer to get some help with competition riding or just work on  developing their partnership with their horse. 

They are very low key and there is no previous experience necessary. The aim is to introduce riders to what dressage can offer them.

Kirsty Mepham  - List one judge, Olympic Dressage Rider  £40 for 45mins - contact or 07768551179 , venue -  Rockfields, Kiln Lane, Isfield, East Sussex , TN22 5UE,  March 16th and April 20th

Mark Ruddock - List 1 judge, Trainer and International Rider - Date tbc, - Venue - Fox cottage, Whitewood lane, South godstone, RH9 8JR, Surrey, Cost £20 for 30mins, Contact Sharon Walker 07894232358 or

Julia Buckle - National Group 2 Rider, Trainee Judge,  £20 for 30mins ,  venue Ash Manor, Church Road, Ash, Sevenoaks, TN15 7HD. Contact - 07818096113 or email  Sat 30th March, Sun 21st  April, Sun 11th Aug

Samantha Mabb - List 5 judge, BD Members rep, £20 for 30mins , Venue Coldharbour Cottage, Scragged Oak Road, Hucking , Kent, ME17 1QU. Contact 07971871888 or 6th July, 10th August, 15th September

Leanne Wall - List 2 Judge, UKCC3, BD National Trainer, Sun 28th July, £25 for 30mins, Drellingore Farm, Stombers Lane, Alkham, Kent CT18 7ER . tel 07711287121 or