A global networking group for women in the horse industry has opened a chapter in the UK.

The Women’s Horse Industry Network currently has more than 750 members in America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Members from all areas of the industry offering a range of products and services are welcome.

There is an annual membership fee of approximately £31 to join.

Global director Catherine Masters said: “We had a lot of requests to open a chapter in the United Kingdom and we feel that now is the time to do it.

“We have some members already and they want to start meeting one another and having more opportunities to do business.

“We are hoping that by opening a branch this will make doing these things a lot easier.”

To find out more, visit www.ukwomenshorseindustry.com