Action 49


Support for native and indigenous breeds - Enter into discussion with Defra, English and Welsh Nature, the Countryside Council for Wales and the English and Wales Tourist Boards regarding their recognising native and indigenous ponies and horses as being an essential part of the process of conserving natural habitats and a valuable asset to the tourist industry


Lead Bodies

Current Position

A National Steering Committee has been established to inform Government policy and assist in monitoring and managing farm animal genetic resources

Desired Outcome

As per the findings of the aforementioned steering group

Action in progress and next steps

This is being taken forward by the BHS and Native Ponies GB which have been proposed/proposed themselves as the Lead Body for the native and indigenous horse and pony sector

To be arranged by that Lead Body when it is formally decided


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