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NEWC welcomes Racing to Relate as new member

NEWC is delighted to welcome Racing to Relate as a new member this week! Founded in 2019, Racing To Relate (R2R) is a racing charity established to focus on post-racing careers for Thoroughbreds in Equine Assisted Services (EAS) for the benefit of people with mental and physical disabilities. R2R hope to create a global standard […]
May 13, 2022
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NEWC Welcomes Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) as new members

RAMP is a voluntary register of professionals who have signed up to take responsibility to attain and maintain gold standards of practice in animal musculoskeletal treatment. Professionals trained in Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy techniques are regarded here as one occupation - i.e. animal musculoskeletal practitioners. The Register is designed to help veterinary surgeons and animal […]
April 20, 2022
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What Does the Future Look Like for Managing Equine Passports and Information?

Be heard and have your say by taking the British Horse Council's Survey now. Defra’s consultation gives owners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make our voices heard regarding how we manage our equines’ information in the future. However, it is quite long and technical and for the 750,000 busy equine owners in the UK the British […]
April 13, 2022
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Consultation on equine ID shake-up is of ‘pivotal importance’

DEFRA consultation seeks the public’s views on the UK Government's proposals for improving equine identification and traceability in England. DEFRA’s consultation was launched on 5th April 2022, to seek the public’s views on the UK Government’s proposals for improving equine identification and traceability in England. DEFRA acknowledges in the consultation that the data on the current […]
April 6, 2022
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NEWC Chair to deliver talk at SRUC strangles event

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is holding an event for horse owners to promote Strangles Awareness Week (SAW), and to make owners aware of the dangers of Strangles. The event is virtual, and will be held from 3 – 4 pm on Thursday 21 April, ahead of SAW on 2- 8 May.  NEWC Chair and Redwings' […]
March 21, 2022
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NEWC attends launch of the Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR)

The initial launch of the Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR) took place on Friday 11th March at The Saddlers Hall, London. HEIR has been launched to HETI members for testing until 30th March and on 31st March it will be opened to the UK sector of practitioners. It is a voluntary register to bring together everyone involved […]
March 18, 2022
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‘British Equestrians for Ukraine’ launched to aid developing equine crisis

Equine sector unites to launch emergency appeal to help Ukrainian horses, their owners and carers. Leading organisations and individuals across Britain’s equestrian community have united to form ‘British Equestrians for Ukraine’ which aims to help horses and their owners caught up in the crisis created by the Russian invasion. The Ukrainian Equestrian Federation has put […]
March 10, 2022
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Horse owners urged to do the ‘Temperature Check Challenge’ and help protect against highly contagious disease

Horse owners are being urged to take part in this year’s Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) – which aims to educate people about the dangers of the highly contagious equine disease strangles and help to prevent an outbreak. Leading equine welfare charities, vets, researchers and higher education institutions from around the world* have come together to […]
March 3, 2022
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British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association join NEWC!

We are delighted to welcome the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) as new members of NEWC. The BFBA exists to represent, and be the voice of, the professional farrier whilst supporting and enabling farriery and blacksmithing members throughout their careers. Their aims are - To provide essential craft representation and balance to the farriery regulatory […]
January 24, 2022
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Free learning platform aims to improve donkey welfare

Donkeys across the world could experience better welfare, thanks to a new innovative free online learning platform from The Donkey Sanctuary. Developed and run by donkey experts, The Donkey Academy has the potential to reach tens of thousands of people across the globe, providing comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge on donkey welfare. Courses range from foundation to […]
January 21, 2022
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