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The British Horse Society

British Horse Society Board of Trustees vote on Defra's consultation paper on mechanically propelled vehicles

At yesterday's (26 February) Board meeting, Trustees of The British Horse Society (BHS) voted to approve the following statement. 'The policy of The British Horse Society is to seek to increase all opportunities for off-road riding. Limiting access on rights of way for mechanically propelled vehicles will increase safety for our horses and riders.'

The BHS has pledged to prepare a submission on the Defra consultation paper to that effect. BHS chief executive, Kay Driver, said, "I am very pleased that the Board has confirmed the Society's policy. It is in accordance with the wishes of our members, our active volunteers and many affiliated bridleways groups.

"It is important that our response to Government consultation papers is in the best interests of our members and all horse riders and we needed to discuss our policy at Board level once we had the views of all concerned."


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