Membership of the British Horse Society (BHS) has reached an all-time high with 66,526 members. The BHS previous high was 65,696, set in 1996. With British Riding Club members included, total membership now stands at more that 104,500.

BHS chief executive Graham Cory, who has been heading up the society since April 2004, said he believed there was more to come.

“It’s been my ambition since I started working for the BHS to take membership to a new high,” he enthused. “I’m confident this is just the beginning and that the society’s size, and resultant influence, will continue to grow over the coming years.”

Chairman Patrick Print added: “The growth is indicative of the way the BHS has modernised in recent years and improved its services to both members and the wider equestrian world.”

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (14 June, ’07)