Our Role

The CBHS was formed in 1884 to promote and protect the Cleveland Bay Horse.


To promote all that is best in the Cleveland Bay horse.  To preserve, develop and strengthen the breed for future generations to enjoy.


This is still the role of the Society today and it has charitable status in this regard (Charity number 293872) For details of the Charity Commission records on the Society please visit: http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk.


The Society maintains a worldwide stud book for Pure Bred Cleveland Bays as it has since 1884 and since the mid 1970’s a worldwide Register for Part Bred Cleveland Bays for those horses with at least 12.5% Cleveland Bay blood.


The CBHS is a Passport Issuing Organisation recognised by Defra in the UK whereby it issues Horse Passports for both Pure and Part Bred Cleveland Bay Horses but also Horse Passports for Non Cleveland Bay Horses under the banner of its “British Horse Passport”.


In order to comply with Commission Decision 92/353/EEC the Cleveland Bay Horse Society declares that there will be no discrimination between members of the Society.


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