Contingency plans have been put in place to aid owners of mares which were due to be graded at the British Warm Blood Society show, cancelled through FMD.

These mares have been granted another two years in which to come forward for grading, and foals due in 2002 will still receive BWBS passports. These will be amended subsequently with their dams’ grading results.

The grading and breed show was to have been held on 10-11 August at Warwickshire College of Agriculture.

More information from the BWBS office (tel: 0121 559 5493).

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