What Does the Future Look Like for Managing Horse Passports and Horse Information?

The Defra consultation considering improvements to equine identification and traceability in England closed on 28 June. The next steps can be found through the link below.

A summary of the results from the BHC's Horseowner Equine ID Survey 2022 can be found through the link below.

Defra Next Steps   BHC Survey Report

Brexit information  New Rules More links

All updates feature at .GOV.UK. We have included the most relevant links on our links page. The list is not exhaustive, depending on your individual circumstances there may be more you need to know.

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The British Horse Council is the channel through which all parts of the UK’s equine industry can join forces. Where consensus exists, the we will engage with government and others for the benefit of the sector.

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The British Horse Council hosts two meetings a year. These provide a forum for discussion on matters affecting us all and an opportunity to share important information. The meetings are normally held in June and December - the next meeting will be held via Zoom at 11am on Friday 9th December 2022 . More details can be found here.


For the latest news on government consultations please visit our Consultations page.

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