Registered Charity No: 1003290 (England & Wales).

Preventing unnecessary suffering and cruelty to horses and ponies is a major objective of the British Horse Foundation (BHF).

The Foundation, established in 1991, was chaired from inception to 2014 by the Late triple Olympic gold medallist Richard Meade OBE.

The Trustees believe that there are some long term solutions to improving the welfare of British horses, chiefly through supporting research, education and training and to improve the breeding of horses and ponies in the best interests of their welfare.

The Foundation currently operates a number of initiatives in support of this goal:

  • Support for educational programmes to inform people of all ages about the importance of careful breeding
  • Annual bursaries for research projects undertaken by undergraduate students and our brand new lecturer bursaries
  • Supporting British based welfare and breeding led research projects
  • Presenting breeders’ prizes to top performing British bred horses
  • Running the annual fundraising British Horse Foundation Awards to recognise achievement and success

The Trustees welcome applications from organisations which align themselves with its objectives and where they can offer practical or financial support for welfare led initiatives.