Work ongoing as Brexit delays spark horse welfare concerns *H&H Plus*

Those travelling horses abroad since Britain left the EU have reported delays, on top of the extra costs and paperwork. H&H finds out from government and industry bodies what is being done about the issues

Brexit horse transport inquiry call for evidence
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DELAYS at borders are causing welfare concerns as the equine industry negotiates post-Brexit realities. Mixed experiences with waiting times at EU border control posts (BCP), an approximate 300% increase in costs and new paperwork are having a real impact. You might also be interested in…

Progress made on ‘essential’ horse welfare projects *H&H Plus*

Progress into “essential” projects set out by the racing industry’s Horse Welfare Board is being made, one year on from its launch, despite Covid challenges. H&H finds out more

EEXPB2 A string of racehorses are ridden out at dawn in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds UK. Image shot 2014. Exact date unknown.
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PROGRESS into “essential” projects set out by the racing industry’s Horse Welfare Board is being made, one year on from its launch, despite Covid challenges. The whip, euthanasia and the ethics of using horses in sport were among the key headlines from the five-year strategy , which the industry hopes will serve as a “blueprint” […]

Reassurances to owners after equine coronavirus antibodies found in Tokyo *H&H Plus*

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 13: A general view in the Cross-Country during day two of the Equestrian Tokyo 2020 Test Event at Sea Forest Cross-Country Course on August 13, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

Vets and the FEI have spoken out to reassure owners that equine coronavirus is very different to Covid-19, and that the antibodies found in horses in Tokyo are not a cause for concern. H&H finds out more from the experts

Top events prepare to go on despite coronavirus challenge *H&H Plus*

There will be less prize-money on offer at the first two five-star events of the year, and a shorter run-up to them, but organisers say they are on track to deliver. H&H finds out more about how organisers are doing, a year into the pandemic

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to be held behind closed doors

PREPARATIONS for Badminton continue apace as top events grapple with uncertainties and financial hits owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Badminton made the call in October that the 2021 event (5–9 May) would run behind closed doors. The Gloucestershire CCI5* is the first European top-level international horse trials of the year and organisers are working to […]