From left to right: Beverley Simms, Specialist Trustee for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The British Horse Society; a young participant from the Sikh community; Deborah Scott-Garrett, Proprietor at Eastminster; and Jasmeet Singh, a member of the Nihang Singh community.

Image supplied by Duncan Lamont/The British Horse Society


The British Horse Society (BHS) were honoured to welcome members of the Sikh Community to a participation day at Eastminster School of Riding, in the heart of Romford, to increase accessibility to the equine industry.


Funded by Sport England’s Together Fund, through British Equestrian (BEF), this was an important initiative to ensure all individuals have equal opportunities across equestrianism. The day included rider taster sessions, with over 90 participants taking part, as well as educational activities around caring for horses and how to keep a horse safe on our roads.


This event comes as the BHS announces the launch of a new campaign called ‘Keep Britain Riding’, to safeguard the long-term prospects of the equestrian industry and nurture the special horse/human bond for generations to come.