BHS National Access Conference on the 21 September 2008

Following the success of last year’s National Access Conference, The British Horse Society has invited key decision makers to speak at this year’s event. The conference will again feature a number of speakers from professional bodies, who will talk about practical and technical matters that affect equestrian access. Delegates will hear from organisations responsible for making key decisions in the world of access and rights of way.

Confirmed speakers so far are: The Pennine Bridleway team; Roger Wright of The Highways Agency; Catriona Cook, Regional Access and Bridleways Officer (RABO) for Yorkshire and Richard Brooks from the MoD. More speakers will be announced as they are confirmed. This year’s BHS National Access Conference will take place on 21 September 2008 at The George Hotel, Penrith, and is open to all. BHS Director of Access, Safety and Welfare, Mark Weston, said:

“The conference last year was so successful that we decided to give equestrians in the north of the UK the opportunity to put their views to the speakers. This is a great opportunity to come along and learn more about the issues that affect your riding.” Tickets cost £35 (free to BHS Access Officers, BRC Access Officers and Affiliated Bridleways Group members). Booking forms are available from www.bhs.org.uk or by calling the BHS Access Department, 01926 707712.