Spring venue (for animals aged three years and older):
Thursday 9 May 2019: Arrathorne Sport Horse and Bloodstock Ltd; Hunter House, Oughtibridge Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S35 8QD. Venue offered by courtesy of Mr and Mrs Meer.
Please note that all animals entering the yard must be vaccinated and free from obvious signs of disease.
The proposed inspection at Bewholme, East Yorkshire on 10 May is no longer taking place.
The closing date for these venues was 31 March.
Summer venues (for animals aged two years and older):
Thursday 11 July 2019: c/o Allan and Ogilvy Webster, Laighlands Stud, Glenfarg, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9PX.
This venue has been timed to allow applicants to compete at Perth Show in early August. The closing date for this venue is 7 June 2019.
If you live in Scotland and have a mare to be inspected, now is your opportunity, as Irish Draught numbers are relatively low in this country and inspections cannot take place every year.
Friday 16 August 2019: Annual Breed Show, Arena UK, Grantham. These inspections will be held from 2 p.m. on the Friday afternoon at the Annual Breed Show venue, to enable owners to show in-hand at the show. The closing date for this (and all subsequent venues) is 15 July 2019.
The list of affiliated show
dates is now available on the website (under 'Shows & Events/Shows Info') This
list is not complete, and will be added to as further affiliations are
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The BEF released the following Press Release on 24
Horse Sport Prepares For Brexit
Although the outcomes of Parliamentary negotiations surrounding Brexit remain
uncertain, the horse world has been working closely together to understand the
implications for horse owners when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.
Leaders from a number of organisations from horse sport, racing, vets, the
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal
and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have been developing plans for what needs to be
done in case the UK leaves with no deal.
The chief concern for horse owners will be transportation. Our focus has been on
the following areas:
All horses leaving the UK to enter the EU will need a new type of Export Health
Certificate (EHC) which would require blood tests signed off by an Official
Veterinarian (OV) to confirm it is free from disease. EHCs would last 10 days
and would accompany the horse and its horse passport. Requirements for movements
to the rest of the world remain largely unchanged.
Developing a new type of Equine Travel ID Document. This would be needed, as
well as a horse passport, for horses which do not have studbook passports or are
not registered with an international body which governs sport or racing (such as
Given increased demand, ensuring there will be enough Official Veterinarians and
other experts and specialists, to carry out health inspections, blood tests and
Submitting evidence to the EU about the UK’s health status so that the UK can be
granted a Third Country status/category. This will determine the extent of the
blood tests required by horses before moving.
The effect on transport authorisations, certificates of competence and vehicle
The extent of probable delays at channel crossing points (Channel Tunnel and
ferry ports) and the need for more Border Inspection Posts both in the UK and
the EU, because of requirements to check horse identity and health certificates.
Tariffs on permanent horse movements.
A system to take over from the EU’s movements recording database (TRACES) to
enable the UK to keep its own horse movement records.
Mutual recognition of EU and UK studbooks to preserve their registered horses’
ability to travel without the additional Equine Travel ID Document.
Availability and recognition of veterinary medicines.
British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Chief Executive Nick Fellows says; “The
terms of the UK’s departure from the EU have not yet been confirmed but, given
the serious implications for equestrian sport, we have been working closely with
the relevant authorities. As soon as the situation becomes clearer the BEF will
inform its members so that horse owners will be aware of actions they may need
For any media enquiries, please contact BEF Head of Communications Matt
Williams on 07595 763908 or firstname.lastname@example.org