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