NEWS & UPDATES
We are so proud and humbled to be considered as a finalist for Horse Transporter of the Year by The Equestrian Business Awards
"With approximately 1 million horses in the UK, the equestrian industry contributes nearly £8 billion to the economy. The UK is world renowned for its expertise in relation to horse care and rich heritage of being a horse loving nation. With this in mind, we strive to give much deserved recognition to small equestrian businesses as these are the heroes who are on hand to make sure we can give our equines the very best. We want to raise their profile and award them for all the hard work, achievements and support they provide with every aspect of horse ownership and horse riding."
- The Equestrian Business Awards
With summer on its way we're all looking forward to taking advantage of the fine weather by getting out hacking more! Staying safe as we do so is top of the agenda - that's where what3words comes in
what3words is an app that divides the entire world into three metre squares giving each square a unique three word 'address'
Sharing your exact location becomes as easy as sharing the three words associated with the square you happen to be occupying! This might be particularly useful if you're in the middle of a field with no nearby roads or landmarks
Best of all, the UK emergency services use what3words - so if you ever need help, you'll be able to guide emergency services in quickly and easily
With lockdown restrictions slowly easing, find the latest news and advice from the British Horse Society (BHS) here - advice is by country for coaches, owners, livery yards and riding schools
This month saw some exciting updates! We've added a new Bloomfields 3.5T lorry to our fleet - the Bloomfields Professional Stallion Box with its spacious horse area and full-height partition offers additional peace of mind for even the most nervous traveller
An outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV) has brought the Spanish show jumping tour to an end - tracing is currently underway to try and find horses that have already left the competition to try and bring the spread under control
Fab news! We are now able to accept debit and credit card payments! Our card readers give you a quick and secure way of paying without having to remember cash or setup a new payee in online banking!
With new rules on horse microchipping fast approaching, the BHS has issued its guidance on what you need to make sure of come January 2020
A Twitter post from Warwickshire Police reminds road users that horse riders may ride double-file on roads in order to protect novice riders or nervous horses
They encourage drivers to slow down and give riders plenty of room
Advice for equestrians varies by country - for the latest information for owners, coaches, livery yards and riding centres check the British Horse Society
The BHS Welfare Helpline is also available to offer you advice and support with any question you may have, extended working hours are in place to provide COVID-19 support. The Welfare Helpline is available between 0835 - 1700, Monday to Friday and between 1000 - 1600, Saturday and Sunday. Call on 02476 840517
New equine microchip and passport regulations come into effect in January 2021
By 1 October 2021 in England, 12 February 2021 in Wales and 28 March 2021 in Scotland - all equines must be microchipped. For equines imported from EU countries, an additional step must also be completed in order for details to be entered into the Central Equine Database (CED)
The regulation is being introduced as part of government efforts to tackle horse theft and improve traceability