New schemes to improve traceability of racehorses *H&H Plus*

As the throughbred world strives for improved traceability of its equines throughout their lives, Weatherbys has announced its e-passport will go live to the UK and Irish thoroughbred market in 2021. H&H finds out more about the benefits it will offer…


THOROUGHBRED owners are being urged to ensure their horses are correctly registered as the industry pushes to improve traceability. It is a legal requirement for the new owner of any horse to update its passport with the relevant passport-issuing authority (PIO) within 30 days of purchase. The racing industry is pushing for greater awareness and […]

Delight as Grand National runner-up shows his talent in second career

The Last Samuri (nearside) clears the last in the 2016 Grand National.

Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri is thriving in his new post-racing life after retiring from a successful career on the track last year. Paul and Clare Rooney’s talented gelding retired sound and well in March 2019 following a career spanning six seasons. The popular 12-year-old, by Flemensfirth, is enjoying his retraining with Pandora Lovett, […]

Why Leicestershire is a great place for equestrians to live *H&H Plus*

Prime hunting country and proper countryside make Leicestershire and Rutland an attractive proposition for equestrian house-buyers, at competitive prices

Horse riding over open stubble fields in Leicestershire
Leicestershire provides a range of hacking opportunities, from open fields to hills and woodland tracks.

IF Leicestershire is the heart of rural England, then the horse is surely the heart of Leicestershire. Few counties can boast quite so many links with the equestrian world, and those roots run deep. If the inviting hedges and rolling countryside don’t set every rider imagining the feeling of galloping across the open fields, the […]

What digital passports could mean for future horse travel *H&H Plus*

It is hoped the proposed digital passports would “ensure efficient cross-border movement of sport, racing and breeding horses” after the end of the Brexit process. H&H speaks to experts in government, governance and equine welfare about the issue…

Digital horse passports could make cross-border travel after Brexit much easier
Loading horses into container stall

PROPOSALS for digital horse passports have brought fresh hope of easing movement of horses between the UK and EU nations after Brexit. The idea comes from the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) taskforce for Brexit and EU animal health law, which comprises representatives of sport horse, breeding and racing bodies. You may also be interested […]