British Horse Society maps out the future

THE British Horse Society has invited West Sussex riders to help them take their mapping strategy to the next level. The aim is to record every equestrian route in the UK on the society's EMAGIN system.

The system collects equestrian data, such as where to ride or carriage drive, or where to find approved BHS riding centres. The British Horse Society hopes to collate enough information to map every equestrian route in the UK, including routes that may have unrecorded or under-recorded rights.

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The BHS's Access Department is asking people in West Sussex to sign up as mapping volunteers and provide information on the routes they use in the county.

The British Horse Society's head of access, Heather Holmes, said: "This is a great opportunity for people who like to ride off-road to work with us on digitising the routes in their area.

For full story see Sussex Horse World, West Sussex Gazette June 17