Become of FRIEND of the Cleveland Bay

An invitation to the horse world and to the wider community is offered by the Cleveland Bay Horse Society to support this Critically Endangered British Breed through the creation of a ‘Friends’ group. A successful response could materially aid the Society in the preservation of this long established British heritage Breed.

Declining numbers of pure bred Cleveland Bay horses being bred is placing the future of the Breed at risk. The current economic situation is adding to the concerns of breeders and the increasing difficulties in marketing foals and youngsters is giving rise to a decline in pure bred breeding programmes. Additionally, in a reducing population the maintenance of genetic diversity and of breed quality becomes more difficult.

Friends joining the Cleveland Bay will be invited to make a minimum contribution of £20 as an annual payment, in return will receive a copy of the newsletter The Bay Window by email three times per year updating them on Society and Member’s activities and on how their support has been utilised. Additional funds would enable the Society to conserve more stallion semen and could also enable embryo freezing for the future. It could also support greater marketing and promotional efforts.

Please help to conserve this National Breed by becoming a Friend. Owning a Cleveland Bay horse is not essential.


Membership fees for 2020 are below:

Annual UK Members - £40, Juniors - £15, Joint Members - £65 (joint members - 2 people, one email address)

Annual overseas members - £50, Juniors - £25, Joint Members - £80

Life member - UK - £680

Life member - overseas - £850


To become a friend please send £20 to paypal - and complete your name and address when making payment, the minimum amount to become a Friend is £20 but you can donate more if you wish.  If you prefer to send a cheque to the Society office then an application form with full details can be downloaded from the open downloads section of the website.  Gift Vouchers are also available in multiples of £5 - these make a very worthy Gifts.

The Society will welcome all contributions, payment and membership details can be found on the website: Contributions can also be sent directly to the CBHS, P.O.Box 298, CROOK, DL14 4GT  Email:

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