On the 29th of March 2019 the UK will leave the European Union. Recent parliamentary developments indicate that this date may be extended to the 12th of April, but we are unable to confirm this until legislation has been passed. The circumstances of the UK’s departure are not yet clear but the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has been working closely with government, vets and leaders in the equine industry to make sure our members are informed about what they need to do in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
MOVEMENT OF HORSES
UK Government announces information for horse owners here
Rules for exporting horses and other equines, including ponies and donkeys, and what you’ll need to do if there’s no Brexit deal here
The BEF has been working with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to prepare a FAQ for horse owners to help answer their concerns.
MOVEMENT OF HUMANS
A No Deal Brexit also has implications for the movement of riders, grooms, support staff, etc. The links below provide guidance on what will change after March 29th and how to prepare:
As the conditions under which the UK leaves the EU become clearer, the BEF will continue to take advice from government on how owners can best prepare themselves. Our latest guidance will appear on this website.