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Welfare issues relating to modern horse use for sport and recreational purposes are the single biggest threat to our sport, pulling all equestrian disciplines into the public eye, going as far as the discussion of being equestrianism being banned altogether.

With more and more horses being used for sport/recreational purposes in the West, many people ask – ‘what give us the right to ride a horse?’.

Please take the time to read this document prepared by CHPCs own Archie Garbutt which explains some basic principles about how to keep our equine friends happy and healthy: The current Welfare issues related to the use of horses for recreational and sport purposes