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Appaloosa Horse Club
The International Breed Registry for Appaloosa Horses.
Appaloosa Horse Club, 2720 W Pullman Rd, Moscow, ID 83843, ApHC Phone number: (208) 882-5578, ApHC Fax number: (208) 882-8150
Email Registration:
www.appaloosa.com

Appaloosa Society
A very active society formed in Great Britain to promote the Appaloosa horse, which is a particular breed of spotted horse.
Registration Team, c/o 31 Navigators Way, Hedge End, Southampton, Hants, SO30 2GP
Society Information Address: Crook Farm, Roadhead, Carlisle, CA6 6PJ
Email:
For information Telephone Brian Entwistle: 01697 748 347
www.appaloosa.org.uk

Arab Horse Society
Founded in England in 1918 to promote the breeding and importation of pure-bred Arabs and to encourage the use of Arab blood into light horse breeding. The society holds an annual breed Show and The Arab Horse Society News is published twice yearly. Furthermore, the society has published three stud books – for Arabs, Anglo Arabs and part-bred Arabs.
Maggie Court Office Manager, Membership and Advertising 01672 521411
Email:
Office Manager Telephone: 01672 521411
www.arabhorsesoc-uk.com

Association of British Riding Schools - ABRS
Established1954 - Britain's longest riding school approval scheme. Founded by professional riding school proprietors, it is the only organisation that solely represents professional riding school proprietors and therefore ideally suited to assist and guide young people seeking a career with horses. A conclusive series of career orientated examinations and testing system helps teenagers to accrue worthwhile grades and certificates in preparation for leaving school and taking up full time training.
The society’s address: 44 Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 2HY.
Contact address: The Association of British Riding Schools Queen's Chambers, 38/40 Queen Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BH United Kingdom
Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)1736 369440 Fax: +44 (0)1736 351390
www.abrs.org

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Bentinck Benevolent Fund
A charitable fund set up in 1847 for licensed flat-race trainers and jockeys in needy circumstances. Administered by Wetherbys

Beresford Trust
Founded in 1902 for unlicensed stable and stud employees, or their dependants, who are no longer able to work through ill health or old age. Administered by Wetherbys.

Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training Association
Calendar of events online.

Telephone: 02476 698871 Fax: 02476 696484
www.bdcta.org

British Equestrian Federation (BEF)
Founded in 1972 as the senior co-ordinating body for the British Horse Society and the British Show Jumping Association. Affiliated to the Federation Equestre Internationale, the international governing body of equestrian sport. The BEF represents the sports of show jumping, eventing, dressage, horse driving trials, endurance riding and vaulting.
The Federationís headquarters are at the British Equestrian Centre, Stonleigh, Warwickshire. CV8 2LR.
Contact address: National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH

Telephone: 02476 698871 Fax: 02476 696484
www.bef.co.uk
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British Driving Society (BDS)
Founded in 1957 and affiliated to the British Horse Society. To assist and encourage those with an interest in the driving of horse, ponies and donkeys.
Enquiries address: BDS Executive Secretary, 27 Dugard Place, Barford, Warwick, CV35 8DX

Telephone: 01926 624420 Fax: 01926 624633
www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/

British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA)
As the name suggests, a trade association known world-wide, of professional companies, set up to serve the best interests of the equestrian industry, the individual rider and its members. Since 1979, BETA has launched many initiatives that benefit those in the equestrian world.
Enquiries address: Stockeld Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 4AW
Executive Director and Secretary of BETA:
Telephone: 01937 587 062 Fax: 01937 582 728
www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk

British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA)
A society of veterinary surgeons formed in 1961 to promote veterinary science for the benefit of the horse and to provide a forum on the care and health of the horse. To encourage research into equine problems.
BEVA Administrative office: Wakefield House, 46 High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire, CB2 4BG
Email the Admin office:
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 836 970 Fax: +44(0)1223 835 287
www.beva.org.uk
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British Field Sport Society (BFSS)
Founded in 1930 to further the interest of all field sports.
British Field Sports Society, The Old Town Hall, 367 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT
Email:
Telephone: 0171 5825432 Fax: 0171 7938484
www.bfss.org

British Horse Society (BHS)
Formed in 1947 by the amalgamation of the National Horse Association of Great Britain, the Institute of the Horse and the Pony Club. It is the authority and parent body of nearly all horse and pony interests in Great Britain. It is run by an elected committee and has a permanent executive staff at the headquarters. It has also established a network of regional committees that are responsible for the various local horse activities. Including bridleways, land access, riding and road safety. There are also several national committees running various BHS groups from the headquarters. The society has a training and examinations committee for running the system of recognised professional qualifications.
The British Horse Society Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2XZ
Email:
Telephone: 08701 202244
www.bhs.org.uk

British Palomino Society
To encourage and assist the advancement of Palominos and their breeding in the United Kingdom. To maintain a register of Palomino Horses and Ponies.
Address: The British Palomino Society, Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, SA44 5NZ
Email:
Telephone : 01239 851387 Fax : 01239 851040
www.britishpalominosociety.co.uk
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British Show Hack and Cob Association (BSHCA)
Founded in 1938 for owners and breeders of Hacks and Cobs.
Address: 2 High Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1BH
Email Tracy Monaghan:
Telephone: 01462 437770 Fax: 01462 437776
www.showhackandcob.org.uk

British Show Hack and Cob Association (BSHCA)
Founded in 1938 for owners and breeders of Hacks and Cobs.
BSJA National Agricultural Centre Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LR
No Email - A message can be sent from their website.
Telephone: 024 7669 8800 Fax: 024 7669 6685
www.bsja.co.uk

British Show Pony Society (BSPS)
Founded in 1949. The controlling body for improving and regulating the showing of the childrenís riding pony.
124 Green End Road, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 5XS
Email:
Telephone: 01487 831376 Fax: 01487 832779
www.britishshowponysociety.co.uk

British Spotted Horse Society
Founded in1947 to promote the interests of the spotted horse. Superseded by the Appaloosa Society.
www.appaloosa.org.uk

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Cleveland Bay Horse Society of Great Britain
Founded in 1884 to promote the breed.
Address: Cleveland Bay Horse Society York Livestock Centre, Murton, York, YO19 5GF
Email:
Telephone: +044 01904 489731 Fax: +044 01904 489731
www.clevelandbay.com

Clydesdale Horse Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Founded in 1884 to promote the breed.
Address: Kinclune, Kingoldrum, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5HX, United Kingdom
Email:
Telephone: 44 (0)1575 570 900 Fax: 44 (0)1575 570 900
www.clydesdalehorsesociety.com

Coaching Club
Formed in 1871 for drivers of a four-in-hand and drivers of private coaches or drags. Meets are held at different shows.

Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Founded in 1946 to encourage the breeding and use of Connemara ponies in England.
Address: Connemara Pony Breeders Society The Showground, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland
Email:
Telephone: +353-(0)95-21863 Fax: +353-(0)95-21005
www.cpbs.ie

Cornwall Dressage Group
They aim to assist in the development, understanding and enjoyment of dressage in Cornwall; to organize instructional meetings, demonstrations and competitive events, training and any other activities deemed to further the objective; to liase with other organizations with similar objective to promote the sport of dressage.
Email:
Telephone: 01566 880048
cornwalldressage.co.uk

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Dales Pony Society
Formed in 1963 by the reorganisation of the Dales Pony Improvement Society.
The Secretary is Mrs Jo Ashby: Greystones, Glebe Avenue, Great Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1TY
Email:
Telephone and Fax: 01629 640439
www.dalespony.org

Dartmoor Pony Society
Founded in 1920 to promote the breed.
Mrs. Viv Brown, Honorary Secretary: Dartmoor Pony Society, 65 High Street, Warboys, Cambs, PE28 2TA
No Email a message can be sent from their website. Telephone: 01487 822635
www.dartmoorponysociety.com

Endurance Horse and Pony Society
Founded in 1973 to hold endurance and long distance rides.
www.ehps.org.uk

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Exmoor Pony Society
The Exmoor Pony Society was formed in 1921 by Mr Reginald Le Bas and others with the aim then, as it is today, to encourage the breeding of Exmoor Ponies of Moorland Type. It produced its first Stud Book in 1963 and, with computerisation, all known ponies are included in the Fourth Edition.
Mr David Mansell (Secretary) Glen Fern, Waddicombe, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9RY, United Kingdom
Email:
Telephone: 01398 324223
www.exmoorponysociety.org.uk

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Federation Equestre Internationale. (FEI)
International equestrian federation - the governing body for all equestrian sport worldwide
Secretary contact: FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE, Av. Mon-Repos 24, P.O. Box 157, 1000 Lausanne 5, Switzerland
Email: Secretary General Dr Bo HELANDER
Telephone: +41 21 310 47 47 Fax: +41 21 310 47 60
www.horsesport.org

Fell Pony Society
The Fell Pony Society's aim is to foster and keep pure the old breed of pony which has roamed the northern fells for years and to circulate knowledge and general information about the pony breed. The Society deals with the Registration of Ponies, applications for Membership, export matters, produces regular newsletters, lists of ponies for sale and also has a regular calendar of events.
Secretary, Mr. Ian Simper: Fell Pony Society Office, North Craigs Cottage, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire DG 11 3HA Scotland, United Kingdom
For enquiries relating to the Society's Newsletter email Beth Slater:
For enquiries relating to the Society's Shows and Performance Points email Christine Robinson:
Telephone & Fax: 01461 600606
www.fellponysociety.org

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Golden Horse Society
Founded in 1947 to register, and promote the breeding and showing of Golden horses. The British Palamino Society now supersedes.

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Highland Pony Society
Founded in 1923 to promote the breed and register in their own stud book. Patron: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
Address: Grosvenor House, Shore Road, Perth, PH2 8BD
Email:
Telephone: 01738 451861 Fax: 01738 451861
www.highlandponysociety.com

Horserace Totalisator Board
Created by Act of Parliament in 1928, the Tote is a commercially-managed organisation which owes its exclusive license to run and it provides a full betting service to customers and gives financial support to horseracing.
Address: 74 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 2SU
Email:
Telephone: 0181 874 6411 Fax: 0181 874 6107
www.tote.co.uk

Horse and Ponies Protection Association
Founded in 1937 for the protection of horses ponies and donkeys against neglect and ill treatment. Also acts for the stricter supervision of slaughter houses, markets and transport conditions.
Address: Taylor Building, Shores Hey Farm, Black House Lane, Halifax Road, Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 3QU
Email:
Telephone: 01282 455992 Fax: 01282 451992
www.happa.org.uk

Hunter Improvement and National Light Horse Breeding Society (HIS)
Founded in 1885 to promote and improve the breeding of hunters and other horses. Better known as the National Light Horse Breeding Society.
Address: National Light Horse Breeding Society (HIS), 96 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 5AR UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1732 866277 Fax: +44 (0)1732 867464

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Irish Cob Society
The Irish Cob Society (ICS) was officially founded in Ireland in 1998. Objectives of an organization approved to maintain an Irish Cob Stud Book To protect, preserve and improve the Irish Cob breed, in itís traditional form and type, as a native Irish breed through the following means...
Email:
Telephone: 01-5053584 Int: +353-1-5053584 Fax: 01-5053562 Int: +353-1-5053584
www.irishcobsociety.com

Irish Horse Board
Founded in 1937 for the protection of horses ponies and donkeys against neglect and ill treatment. Also acts for the stricter supervision of slaughter houses, markets and transport conditions.
Address: Irish Horse Board, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Email:
Telephone: 01-5053584 Int: +353-1-5053584 Fax: 01-5053562 Int: +353-1-5053584
www.irishhorseboard.com

Irish Horse Society
Please note that before contacting us we only act as a referral service and so if you require information then it is available on our website. We do not keep information on horses, stallions or registry information.
If you need to contact us please phone/text 0857 311353

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Jockey Club, The - UK
Formed in 1752, The Jockey Club is responsible for the regulation of the conduct of British racing. It is the governing body for controlling flat racing and steeple chasing in Great Britain. Amalgimated in 1968 with the National Hunt Committee and was granted a Royal Charter in 1970.
Address: The Jockey Club, 42 Portman Square, London W1H 6EN.
Email:
Telephone: 0207 486 4921
www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jockey Club, The - USA
The Jockey Club is the breed registry for all Thoroughbred horses in North America. As such, it is responsible for maintaining The American Stud Book, which includes all Thoroughbreds foaled in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico as well as Thoroughbreds imported into those countries from nations around the world that maintain similar Thoroughbred registries.
Executive Offices, The Jockey Club, 40 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022, Phone: (212) 371-5970, Fax: (212) 371-6123
Executive Offices, The Jockey Club, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503-2794, Phone: (859) 224-2700, Fax: (859) 224-2710
No Email a message can be sent from their website.

www.jockeyclub.com

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London Cart Horse Parade Society
Founded in1890 to improve the working conditions and treatment of the cart horse. Later amalgamated with the London Van Horse Parade Society of 1904 to form the London Harness Horse Parade Society. Formed to improve the working conditions of the van and light draught horses.
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London Harness Horse Parade Society
Formed in 1904 when the to form the London Cart Horse Parade Society amalgamated with the London Harness Horse Parade Society. Formed to improve the working conditions of the van and light draught horses.
No Email:
Telephone: 01733 23445
No Website:

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Masters of Foxhounds Association - UK
Founded in 1881. Headquarters of the master of Foxhounds packs and publishers of the Foxhound Kennel Studbook.
Address: Masters of Foxhounds Association, The Old School, Bagendon, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7DU
Email:
Telephone: 01285 831470 Fax: 01285 831737
www.mfha.co.uk

Masters of Foxhounds Association - USA
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America is the governing body of organized fox, coyote and drag hunting in the United States of America and Canada.
Address: Masters of Foxhounds Association of America, PO Box 363, Millwood, VA 22646
Email:
Telephone: (540) 955-5680 Fax: (540) 955-5682
www.mfha.com

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National Association of Farriers, Blacksmiths & Agricultural Engineers
Formed in 1905 to improve standards. In 1945 the Association formed a National joint Apprenticeship Council for the relevant trades, devising a syllabus and laying down minimum standards of training. The Association was largely responsible for the Farriers registration Act coming into being in 1975. The association also promotes the study, practice and knowledge of the trades it represents by arranging lectures and competitions and giving prizes and medals for efficiency and expertise.
Address: NAFBAE, The Forge, Avenue B, 10th Street, Stoneleigh-Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
Email:
Telephone: 024-7669-6595 Fax: 024-7669-6708
www.nafbae.org

National Hunt Committee (racing)
Formerly the governing body responsible for the conduct of steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Gt Britain, but now amalgamated with the Jockey Club ((q.v.) which issues one rule book to cover both flat racing and steeplechasing.

National Light Horse Breeding Society (HIS)
Founded in 1885 to promote and improve the breeding of hunters and other horses. Also known as the Hunter Improvement and National Light Horse Breeding Society.
Address: National Light Horse Breeding Society (HIS), 96 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 5AR UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1732 866277 Fax: +44 (0)1732 867464

New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society
The NFPB&CS site, is the place to Register a New Forest Pony
Address, Office: The Corner House, Ringwood Road, Bransgore, Hants, BH23 8AA
Email:
Telephone and Fax: 01425 672775
www.newforestpony.com

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Ponies Association (UK)
Founded in 1988 by Joan Lee-Smith when the Directors of Ponies of Britain decided to divide into two organisations; The Glenda Spooner Trust and Ponies Association (UK). Ponies (UK)'s long term aim is to encourage the selective breeding of Horses and Ponies and the promotion of management, welfare, care and training of horses and ponies.
Address: Ponies Association (UK), Chesham House, 56 Green End Road, Sawtry, Huntingdon PE28 5UY
Email:
Telephone: 01487 830278 Fax: 01487 832086
www.poniesuk.org

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Quarter Horse Association, American
In addition to providing the core services of registrations and transfers, we will unveil new programs designed to enhance your involvement with your American Quarter Horses and give you more for your membership dollar.
Mailing: AQHA, P.O. Box 200, Amarillo, Tx 79168
Email:
Telephone Customer Service (806) 376-4811
www.aqha.com
www.aqha.uk.com The UK affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association

Quarter Horse Association, British
Founded in 1982, Now amalgamated with the South of England Agricultural Society. An association in Britain for the development and in the interest of the Quarter Horse. A breed of horse developed in the USA and claimed to be able to run the quarter mile faster than any other equine. It is also claimed to be one of the worlds most popular breeds.

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Riding Clubs, Associations
Over 400 Riding Cubs in Great Britain and overseas are affiliated to the British Horse Society.

Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving
Formed as a charity in 1969 to encourage riding for the disabled, our Federation of over 500 groups throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland dispenses a unique therapy.
Address: Riding for the Disabled Association, Lavinia Norfolk House, Avenue R, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LY
Email:
Telephone: 0845 658 1082 Fax: 0845 658 1083
www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk

Royal Agricultural Society of England
Founded in 1839, the society held an annual Royal Agricultural Show in different parts of the country. The show now runs permanently at, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, and is known as 'The Royal'. The Royal Agricultural Society of England is unique in its measured, impartial approach to the current and future challenges for rural Britain. It is a registered charity.
Address: The Royal Agricultural Society of England, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ, UK
No Email a message can be sent from their website.
Telephone: +44 (0)2476 696969 Fax: +44 (0)2476 696900
www.rase.org.uk

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom and ensures that standards within the veterinary profession are maintained, safeguarding the health and welfare of animals and the interests of the public. Royal Charter granted in 1844.
Address: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF
Email:
Telephone: (020) 7222 2001 Fax: (020) 7222 2004
www.rcvs.org.uk

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
In 1822, Richard Martin MP piloted the first anti-cruelty bill giving cattle, horses and sheep a degree of protection through parliament. By 1840 the Societyís work was held in such high regard that Queen Victoria gave her permission for the SPCA to be called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Address: Write to Enquiries Service, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9RS
Requests for leaflets made in writing to be accompanied by two first class stamps to cover postage.
24-hour national cruelty and advice line on 0870 55 55 999
No Email:
Telephone: +44 870 3335 999 Fax: +44 870 7530 284
www.rspca.org.uk

Royal Windsor Horse Show Club
Founded in 1943 to benefit charities and to promote the well being of horses. An annual horse show is held by the Society in May at Windsor.
Address: Royal Windsor Horse Show Office, The Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1UT
Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)1753 860633 Fax: +44 (0)1780 752 982
www.royal-windsor-horse-show.co.uk

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Shetland Pony Stud Book Society
Founded in 1890 to encourage the breed of pedigree Shetland ponies. The Shetland Pony-Stud-Book Society is the mother stud book society for all pure bred, pedigree Shetland ponies throughout the world.
Address: Shetland House, 22 York Place, Perth PH2 8EH, Scotland
Email:
Telephone: 01738 623471 Fax: 01738 442274
www.shetlandponystudbooksociety.co.uk

Shire Horse Society
Founded in 1878 to promote the breed of the Old English Cart Horse (the name by which the breed was formerly known).
Address: The Shire Horse Society, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
Email:
Telephone: 01733 234451 Fax: 01733 370038
www.shire-horse.org.uk

Society of Master Saddlers
The Society of Master Saddlers was formed in 1966 to serve as a Trade Association for the craft retail saddler, but has since embraced all aspects of the Trade. The Society's aims are to safeguard the quality of work, training and qualifications of those Saddlers who make and repair saddles, bridles and leatherwork.
Address: The Society of Master Saddlers, Green Lane Farm, Stonham, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 5DS
Email:
Telephone and Fax: 01449 711642
www.shire-horse.org.uk

South African National Equestrian Federation
The body controlling equine events in South Africa.
Address: 1st floor, Crowthorne Shopping Centre Cor Arthur and Main Rds, Crowthorne P.O. Box 30875, 1684 KYALAMI, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Email:
Telephone: (27 11) 468 32 36 Fax: (27 11) 468 32 38

South of England Agricultural Society
Founded in 1967 from the amalgamation of the Sussex County Agricultural Society, the Tunbridge Wells and South Eastern Counties Agricultural Society and the Royal Counties Agricultural Society. It also includes the Richmond Royal Horse Show. The permanent show ground is at Ardingly, Sussex. The Society's remit is to promote agriculture, support farmers and raise awareness of the countryside.
Address: The South of England Agricultural Society, The South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1444 892700 Fax: +44 (0) 1444 892888
www.seas.org.uk

South of England Agricultural Society
Founded in 1967 from the amalgamation of the Sussex County Agricultural Society, the Tunbridge Wells and South Eastern Counties Agricultural Society and the Royal Counties Agricultural Society. It also includes the Richmond Royal Horse Show. The permanent show ground is at Ardingly, Sussex. The Society's remit is to promote agriculture, support farmers and raise awareness of the countryside.
Address: The South of England Agricultural Society, The South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1444 892700 Fax: +44 (0) 1444 892888
www.seas.org.uk
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