ABRS+ Membership Renewal Launch 2023-2024

Note from Jane Williams, Chair

In my service as a Trustee and as Chair we have been able to hold our fees at the same level for at least six, if not seven, years.

However, as with many other organisations, we are experiencing difficult times, due to rising operational costs in a number of areas; especially energy and stationery. Our partners and suppliers are similarly challenged.

Unfortunately, this means that we are having to increase our fees for most categories of membership, for the first time in many years, with effect from 01 April 2023. We trust our members will understand and continue their much-valued support.

Those paying by Direct Debit for the first time before 01 April will secure a 4% discount and as usual if any member would prefer to pay in two to three instalments, then do call the office to discuss.

As always we will continue to develop new and relevant services which support the effective operation and success of your riding establishment.

Jane Williams
Chair ABRS+

Renewals are now open for our Approved Riding Establishment members to renew their ABRS+ Memberships for 2023/2024.

As you may recall, we revamped our renewals process last year, allowing a simple renewal form to be completed by existing members. This worked well so we will continue with the shortened process to facilitate renewal for the coming year. We are also continuing to offer payment by Direct Debit.

  • Discount for members taking the DD option for the first time (via GoCardless)
  • Simplified Renewal Process- apply online

To ensure your benefits continue after the renewal period, it is important to make your renewal request BEFORE 1st April 2023. You can be reminded of your ABRS+ Member Benefits here, including representation at industry and government level, full EEA membership, H&S, Legal and Employment Advice from a range of professionals, the ability to offer ABRS+ Tests and Rosette Awards, exclusive member discounts, and much more. Plus the knowledge for your clients and potential clients that your riding establishment meets the ABRS+ codes of conduct and expected standards to be a member of our professional association.

Don’t forget, as an Approved Riding School member, if you offer livery, you can upgrade to an Approved Riding School and Livery Yard membership, allowing the additional approval of your livery yard business, for just £25 per year.

Renew Now

If you have any questions about your renewal, please contact the ABRS+ Office (office@abrs-info.org or 01403 741188), who will be happy to help.

Spring Conference – hold the date!

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding a Spring Conference this coming year, on Monday 15 May at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex.

As you know, we tried to arrange this event previously, but following the pandemic there was a certain reluctance to meet face to face, not to mention how busy everybody was!  We feel that now is the ideal time to meet again and we’re arranging some interesting speakers and events for you.

This year the conference will be open to non-Members as well, giving the perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends and network with like-minded individuals.

Dinner and accommodation will also be available to book for the Sunday evening (14 May).

Further information and details to follow.

  • Become an ABRS+ Approved Riding Establishment

    Applicable to all licenced equestrian premises, by becoming an ABRS+ approved riding school, trekking centre or equestrian centre allows your clients to be satisfied that you offer the highest standards of instruction, and that the equines receive a high level of care. Being ABRS+ approved has many benefits for your riding establishment including membership of the EEA and professional development.

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  • Become an ABRS+ Certified or Approved Livery Yard

    Becoming a certified or approved livery yard allows your clients to be satisfied that you offer the highest standards of care and welfare to your clients equines, that you meet best practice industry recommendations for the services you provide, and can help develop and promote your yard and vacancies through partnerships with the EEA and LiveryList, plus a whole host of other benefits.

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    Click the button below to use our interactive member search to find a certified or approved establishment in your area.

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  • Why Choose an ABRS+ Establishment?

    By choosing an ABRS+ approved riding school, or certified or approved livery yard you can have confidence of a high level of care and welfare, as well as a professional client experience enabling you to develop your own experience, knowledge and enjoyment of equines.

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  • ABRS+ Members Area

    ABRS+ members have access to a wide range of information, support and resources to help manage and develop all aspects of their equestrian premises. These can all be found in the dedicated member area where you can also find full details of all member benefits as well as other member information.

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