About Us

British Horse Industry Confederation

The formation of the BHIC was spearheaded by Michael Clayton (then BHS Chairman) and Tristram Ricketts (BHB) together with Lord Donoughue, who had served as an Agriculture Minister, and who had seen at first hand the lack of profile and fragmentation of horse organizations within government policy making and lobbying circles. This umbrella body was formed and for the first time ever brought together both racing and sports horse and other equine organisations.

The organisation enables horse organisations to:

  • talk to government with a single, united voice
  • to share and to publicise information on policies and issues affecting horses and riders;
  • and to help raise the profile of the horse industry amongst officials and opinion formers.

The BHIC comprises of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA).

It also has direct representation from The British Horse Society (BHS) the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) and the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).

The current Chairman is Lynn Petersen from The British Horse Society (BHS).