Awards Dinner Info

Welcome to the British Horse Foundation

The British Horse Foundation was established as a charity in 1991 under the Chairmanship of triple Olympic gold medal winner Richard Meade OBE.

We have three main charitable aims, to promote the industry in general and the breeding of horses and ponies in particular; to advance education training and research in animal husbandry and allied subjects; and to assist in the prevention of unnecessary suffering or cruelty to horses and ponies.

British bred Timolin (Totilas x Sion) bred by Aram Gregory, picture courtesy of Kevin Sparrow  


Our charitable aims




We support the identification of world class talent for future equestrian sport through the collection of data to better understand which traits are favourable in sport horses and which bloodline combinations are more likely to deliver performance success.  We also work with charities to understand the factors affecting peoples’ decisions to breed. More info here ...


We have funded bursaries for undergraduate projects into studies looking at various aspects of equestrian equipment and care. We also support the Animal Health Trust’s studies to develop measures into appropriate horse and rider weight.  More info here ...


We support and have provided training for British Young Breeders and plan to fund work which supports equine college supervisors and students, and which helps deliver longer term horse industry relevant graduates.  More info here ...


University Centre Sparsholt Equine Lecturers awarded British Horse Foundation Lecturer Bursary for Three years to support student research projects

The British Horse Foundation is pleased to announce that the University Centre Sparsholt (UCS), home of the Sir Mark Todd Rider Performance studio, have been awarded their highly coveted Lecturer Bursary. An aim of The British Horse Foundation (BHF), is to advance education, training and research in animal husbandry and allied subjects.  The Lecturer Bursary will provide support over a three-year period for a minimum of three undergraduate or postgraduate...

All sectors of the British Equestrian Industry recognised at The British Horse Foundation Awards Dinner

On Saturday 11th January, an eclectic mix of awards within the equestrian industry were presented at the British Horse Foundation Awards Dinner, held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London City. Guests arrived at the Competition Stallions-sponsored drinks reception before moving on to a sumptuous four-course dinner that followed a Live and Silent Auction, raising funds to enable the British Horse Foundation to continue its work in promoting the industry in...