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BHS launches livery yard locater

The BHS has a list of approved livery yards available online tohelp people locate their ideal place for their horse.

“We now have more than 90 yards which have been approved under our new Livery Yard Scheme and another 40 waiting to be added to the list,” says BHS chief executive Kay Driver.

“Displaying them on the website takes us into the second phase of this scheme, which is to provide a nationwide list of establishments that have passed the very close scrutiny of our inspectors.”

The British Horse Society Livery Yard Approval Scheme was launched at the Royal International Horse Show in 2002. Approval and membership entitles proprietors to display a special green plaque.

Livery yard approval will be the subject of a 30-minute seminar at this year’s British Equine Event to be held at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, on 1 and 2 November.

“With more people than ever before taking up riding and horse ownership, livery is acquiring greater and greater importance,” says Kay. “Our aim is two-fold — to monitor and help improve standards and to make it easier for owners to find a yard in which they can have confidence.”

Horse owners looking for a livery yard can visit the BHS website: www.bhs.org.uk or contact Christine Doran (tel: 01926 707700).

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