26 Jun 2023

The TBA is seeking your views to accurately inform representation of the interests of Thoroughbred Breeders during Government Consultations and Workshops

An important area of work for the TBA, is the collaboration with thoroughbred sector stakeholders and the broader equestrian community in responding to government consultations, which may have an impact on the health and wellbeing of horses, or the broader economics and efficiencies of common procedures.  On-going activity for the TBA executive team includes participating in industry workshops with Defra and APHA officials on equine ID and traceability, as well as the Welfare in Transport Consultation. 

The TBA is also supporting the British Horse Council, the official channel for the voice of horse owners into government, with compiling feedback on the recently published Border Target Operating Model (TOM) and the consultation launched this week on Common User Charges for future use of the Border Crossing Points (BCPs).  New rules around the importation of horses from the EU are due to come into force and we would like to hear your views to ensure that biosecurity, welfare, trade and practicalities are taken into consideration.  The new legislation will mean changes in the procedures for crossing borders with live animals, including horses, from the EU to GB, which may mean stops and physical checks at BCPs for some equines, as well as fees. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete, with the results being used to help government develop suitable processes for the implementation of border practices and infrastructure.

Please click here to complete the survey by Friday, 30 June.