Border Target Operating Model

Defra’s final plans for a new approach to importing goods into Great Britain, that will be progressively introduced from the end of January 2024.

 More info

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

Both Defra and the British Horse Council consulted or surveyed on equine ID during 2022.

 Defra Consultation Outcome   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.

About us

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.

More information can be found on our About page.

If you wish to get in touch please complete the form on our Contact page.


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.

Meetings are normally held in June and December - the next meeting will be held via Zoom, at 11am GMT on Friday 28th June 2024.

More details can be found here.


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

Useful links

A number of useful links can be found on our Links page.