Welcome to the National Horse Brass Soci ety Website 


  Winner of the 2021 Membership brass competition

                 Designed by Peter Ferguson

          Announced at the AGM 7th March 2020



Each year NHBS members send in designs one of which will be selected by a membership vote the result of which is announced at the AGM on the first Saturday in March.  The voting is open to NHBS members only who may send their votes by email, post, telephone or in person at the AGM.  We just need your name membership number and the brass design number of your choice. 

Latest News


Former NHBS Membership Secretary, Mary Fletcher has suffered a broken hip as a result of a fall at home Oct 30th.  She has had a complete hip replacement and is making excellent progress.  We wish her a "speedy" recovery.


NHBS Member Bill Wheatley honours his community nurses with 'hero' medals
11.11.20     BBC News July 2nd

NHS Leeds Comunity Health Care


It is with great sadness we anounce the passing of former Secretary Steve Pink.  Further details will be posted as soon as possible


Have you Read the article by Ali Garbett in the autumn edition of Heavy Horse world ??  "Sand casting a KB horse brass" pages 30-32.  Most interesting !!


See the latest from the 2020 AGM


Visit the Journal section to see a new page covering the Inaugural Meeting extracted from the first Journal 14.04.20


NHBS Inaugural Meeting held at Walsall Leather Museum 22nd November 1975  Website posting 10.03.20


  A "Second Super Special for Spring" 2020 NHBS Blinker Stud 03.02.20


 NHBS Special brass for historical Brexit


 A new section has been added to the website!!  Editions of the Newsletter will appear a couple of months after publication 12.10.19


 Journal Indexing is a significant step forward for the NHBS Website 4.7.19


 Another Enjoyable Church Stretton Meet.   4.7.19


Award Brass History Update


NHBS launches new award brass for 2019










Membership Information

The National Horse Brass Society was formed in 1975 to cater for people interested in harness decorations, especially those for the heavy horse.

Will prospective members please note, you can now join online and pay by Pay Pal if you so wish.

The Society meetings,



             2020 Membership brass winner.
               Designed by Alec Hopkinson

You would receive this stunning brass as a part of your membership package and whatever journals and newsletters have been produced by joining the NHBS throughout the year.


This brass was produced in 2018 to commemorate the 2017 record as the longest serving Prince of Wales and in celebration of his 70th birthday 


The long-awaited second volume of the Collectors Anthology of Antique Horse Brasses has arrived!  

    The N.H.B.S. "Special" Brass made to commemorate Historical Brexit 2020


A second "special brass" for 2020 and  a first for the N.H.B.S. 


                      NHBS Blinker Stud