Horse APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote the welfare of horses (including all equines, horse riders and users) and matters affecting the horse industry.

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Recent Documents related to Horse

1. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
08/01/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: tennis” (ii)“Becher Chase horse-racing” (iii)“Cheltenham New Year’s Day meeting horse-racing” (iv)“Coral Welsh

2. Written evidence: Myra Bennett, British Horse Society County Access Officer, Wiltshire (AB20)
17/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Written evidence submitted by Myra Bennett, British Horse Society County Access Officer, Wiltshire (AB20)

3. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2021
07/05/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: (i)“Curling Euro Super Series”; (ii)“Betfair Hurdle Day horse-racing”; (iii)“Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs by

4. Horse passport issuing organisations
07/08/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- View source

Found: remain valid. The Standardbred & Trotting Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland (STAGBI

5. British Horse Society - written evidence
01/05/2019 - Inquiry: Road Safety - Transport Committee
- View source

Found: Written evidence - British Horse SocietyWritten Evidence submitted by The British Horse Society (RSA0077)Executive

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Horse

1. Horse Racing
23/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: debate at what is a critical time for the British horse racing industry. Racing is a sport that means so - Speech Link
2: possible to have policy that leads to a flourishing horse racing industry and the sport doing well that is - Speech Link
3: soft power, there is little more powerful than horse racing. Through the sport’s historic connection - Speech Link

2. Horse Tethering
20/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: moved quickly, it is easy for people to tether a horse on land that does not belong to them and then move - Speech Link
2: to the Adjournment debate tonight. The British Horse Society is on record as stating that although many - Speech Link
3: become muddy if it is wet, hugely damaging the horse. That is one of the other problems of tethering - Speech Link

3. Racehorse Protection
15/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: should understand the potential risks of injury. In horse-racing, jockeys have the choice whether to participate - Speech Link
2: slaughtered for meat”, “Jockey banned after…punching horse”, “Three horses die within 30 minutes at Hexham - Speech Link
3: should lose its horse welfare remit and be replaced by an independent body that has horse welfare as its - Speech Link

4. Welfare of horses in Wellingborough
06/01/2021 - Petitions

1: authorities have powers under the 2006 Act to act where a horse is suspected to be suffering on any land, public - Speech Link
2: public land. In all cases, the person seizing the horse must notify the local police force within 24 hours - Speech Link
3: and other interested parties to ensure issues of horse abandonments or neglect are effectively addressed - Speech Link

5. Road Safety
05/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: thoughtless behaviour? The principal victims are horse riders, as they are throughout the New Forest often - Speech Link
2: constituency. He may not be aware that, actually, horse riders are mentioned in the Highway Code. Measures - Speech Link
3: up the challenge to get back on a horse this summer after many years of not riding and to experience - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Horse
1. Horse Racing
asked by: Lord Moynihan
... the United Kingdom and France following the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.

2. Horse Riding
asked by: Baroness Hodgson of Abinger
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to open more farmland and off-road areas for horse riders.

3. Horse Racing
asked by: Allan Dorans
... if her Department will undertake an impact assessment of implications for the British horse racing industry of measures proposed in the forthcoming White Paper on gambling.

4. Horse Racing
asked by: Martyn Day
... and (b) Scotland in each of the last five years.

5. Horse Racing
asked by: Laurence Robertson
... what assessment his Department has made of the importance of the British thoroughbred racing industry to the UK rural economy.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Saqib Bhatti Portrait
Saqib Bhatti
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Meriden
Joined: 16th December 2020
Baroness Mallalieu Portrait
Baroness Mallalieu
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Animal Welfare , National Parks
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 24th November 2016
Neil Hudson Portrait
Neil Hudson
Conservative - Penrith and The Border
Joined: 16th December 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Animal Welfare , Outdoor Learning
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Saqib Bhatti MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3423.


Public Enquiry Point:

Georgia Dickson, The British Horse Society, Equestrian House, Abbey Park, Stareton Road, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ . Tel: 02476 840 500


No benefits in kind are on record for the Horse APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Horse APPG

Former APPG Officers
Caroline Spelman Portrait
Caroline Spelman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Meriden
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Matt Warman Portrait
Matt Warman
Conservative - Boston and Skegness
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Imran Ahmad Khan Portrait
Imran Ahmad Khan
Independent - Wakefield
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 31st July 2019
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Stoddart of Swindon Portrait
Lord Stoddart of Swindon
Independent Labour - Deceased - 14 November 2020
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Ian Liddell-Grainger Portrait
Ian Liddell-Grainger
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Baroness Hoey Portrait
Baroness Hoey
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Commonwealth , Zimbabwe