The British Liberty Horse Association has a fast growing membership throughout the UK, we are passionate about grass roots Horsemanship leading to the Sport of Liberty and supporting our members in progressing their horsemanship to achieve their Liberty Training and BLHA competition goals. Read on to find out more...
So many of our members tell us it's not all about the competition aspect for them, it's the sense of community and support, wherever they are in their Liberty journey. Access to our Members Only Group will give you inspiration, education and support to help you and your horse(s) achieve your Liberty goals. This is also a place where you can connect with other members throughout the UK.
We also send out a monthly Newsletter by email giving you a round-up of all that's been going on, plus interviews and more...
Our Professional members, members of the Sports Development Team and other equestrian Professionals also pop up in the Members Only areas of the website and Social media groups with BLHA insider tips, training and inspirational videos all just for BLHA members.
Members Monthly Challenges are a big part of keeping our members focused and progressing with their horsemanship and Liberty training goals. We all know the answer to improving is doing little and often, small steps working on small things one at a time. With this in mind each challenge is either Horsemanship or Liberty based. On the 1st of each month, the BLHA adds a new Challenge to the Members Only area of this website, and members have until the 15th of the month to have a go!
Participation is rewarded over perfection in the monthly challenges, so with every submission members are rewarded with league points, a small (but very collectable) monthly award and direct feedback from the professional who set the challenge Each month one senior and one junior member is also chosen for the Professional's Choice Ribbon which is awarded at the Professional's discretion.
We have a fast growing network of support amongst Horsemanship and Liberty Trainers and professionals in the UK with many joining us, to help support the growth of the BLHA and our members. The BLHA recognise that we all have preferences when it comes to training our horses and no one method fits every horse and human. The BLHA therefore promotes a variety of trainers with different backgrounds and focuses , not only to help input valuable knowledge and inspiration into our Members Only group, but to independently help our members through private tuition, clinics and workshops from the very grass roots of horsemanship and Liberty Training up to advanced multi horse and bridle less riding and Liberty performance training.
All our members are awarded League Points for participation as well as perfection. It might be for clinics, competitions, challenges and social events, or for contribution or virtual involvement. There are regular competitions to enter and we encourage all of our members to give them a go, get on the League table and earn yourself a lovely ribbon and a League point or two!
In fact we love giving out League points so much our members sometimes don't even know when they have been awarded them!!! But all will be revealed at the End of Year Awards for sure !
Points mean prizes folks and we assure you that the prizes and ribbons are good!
The League Table is awarded seasonally as well as annually at the end of the Association year. (March)
However, you've got to be in it to win it and only Members can participate in League Table competitions, clinics and challenges that are set by the BLHA.
2022 will see the launch of LIVE events and the championship series.
We aim to provide a variety of learning opportunities for members. The BLHA Central Hub is based at Home Farm Stables Warwickshire and this is where many BLHA clinics, camps and demo's are held and where the Head Office is located. However the BLHA also supports and promotes events, clinics and demo's with professionals from all over the UK .
We provide training tips and inspirational videos in our Members Only FB Group and Members Only area on the website.
There are 2 Summer Camps each year for adults and juniors which are full of FUN and learning with a great social atmosphere.
There's lots going on so keep an eye out for promoted events on the BLHA Facebook page or just ask!
As an association we are totally passionate about the next generation of horsemen and women and how we can inspire them to learn great Horsemanship skills to help them achieve amazing things with their horses too.
We are keen to get them involved in as much as possible and as such we have competitions, clinics and camps JUST for JUNIORS !
Also to help in these times, 2021 Junior membership is FREE when they join with an adult member.