Horse Society accepts court decision
Board of Trustees of the BHS defends the interests of members by
fighting Public Inquiries against the downgrading of bridleways
to footpaths. For the first time in 30 years the Society, having
lost a case, faces paying the costs of the other parties.
Trustees are very concerned at this outcome and have thoroughly
investigated the Secretary of State's grounds for her decision.
advice has been taken by the Trustees, and the Board has decided
it is in the best interests of the Society to pay these costs rather
than apply for Judicial Review.
Chairman of the BHS Board of Trustees, Mrs Pat Campbell, said "This
is the first time costs have been awarded against the Society in
30 years and we must treat it as a one-off disappointment. Riders
need bridleways, and with the support of our growing membership,
now 58000, we will continue to promote the interests of the horse
and encourage riding."