Showing producer Robert Walker is the latest high-profile rider to support H&H’s transport campaign.

So far 5,034 people have signed our petition to ask the government to exempt horsebox drivers from EU rules that limit driving hours.

“I’m delighted to support this important campaign,” said Robert. “It seems the Vehicle Operator Services Agency is dreaming up new rules every week without thinking of the practicalities.

“It’s especially tough for people in showing who are often driving the length and breadth of the country to compete for £25.”

• To sign, go to www.horseandhound.co.uk/vosapetition

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (1 October, ’09)