EU Regulations on Horse Registration and Identification

EU Regulations on Horse Registration and Identification

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a document explaining the current and coming rules of the European Union about registration and identification of horses, and the registration of the whereabouts of horses, including transport (import into the EU and cross...

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EHN News Letter July 2021

EHN News Letter July 2021

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a newsletter with an overview of current and future activities. Items included are the Green Assets of hoses, to define, qualify and quantify environmental impacts of equines and the revision of EU VAT rules. EHN is active...

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Revision of EU VAT rules: position of EHN

Revision of EU VAT rules: position of EHN

The European Horse Network (EHN) published the position of the European horse industry regarding revision of VAT rules as prepared by the European Commission, by advocating for eligibility for reduced rates for the following activities related to equines (horses): 1....

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European Horse Network

European Horse Network

The Legal Committee of the European Horse Network (EHN) met on March 4, 2021 to discuss the draft implementing regulation on the identification and registration of equines (SANTE/7004/2019). In the meeting, the response of ENH to the consultation by the EU regarding...

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EHN Newsletter December 2020

EHN Newsletter December 2020

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a newsletter with an overview of current and future activities. Items included are the new EU rules on identification and movement of equines and two EU projects, one of them about 'roles and assets of horses for a...

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European Horse Network

European Horse Network

The European Horse Network had the first meeting in Brussels with the newly started horse group and a special guest, the president elect of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen. Her speech concentrated on connecting horses to a sustainable future and as...

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EHN Priorities

EHN Priorities

During a lunch in the European Parliament the European Horse Network (EHN) published its manifesto with priorities for the next years: - Consider horses as agricultural animals - Promote horse welfare and responsible care - Favour appropriate funding to equine...

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Equine Conference of the European Horse Network

Equine Conference of the European Horse Network

In October 2018 the Equine Conference of the European Horse Network (EHN) took place in Brussels and focused on securing value to the life of horses, including responsible breeding of horses, rehoming and rehabilitation and the practical implementation of positive...

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Horses or rabbits

Horses or rabbits

The European Union is preparing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2020-2027. Unfortunately, the importance of the horse industry and horse farming seems to be ignored. There is a too strong focus on food production. One of the first steps will be to skip any...

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European Horse Network (EHN)

European Horse Network (EHN)

The AGM of the European Horse Network (EHN) and the Conference in the European Parliament took place took place in November 2017. The seminar in the European Parliament concentrated on the consequences of BREXIT and to a large extent on the future of the horse...

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EHN meets European parliamentarians

EHN meets European parliamentarians

On July 13, 2017 the European Horse Network met European parliamentarians to raise awareness of the many economic and environmental benefits of Equestrian Tourism, a fast-growing activity In about forty years, in a society where leisure is increasingly taking place,...

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Horses in the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU

Horses in the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU

The European Horse Network (EHN) published its view on the position of horses in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union. So far, horses are considered too easily as agricultural animals and part of the food chain, without respect for other...

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EHN Newsletter March 2017

EHN Newsletter March 2017

European Horse Network (EHN) - a non-profit network of stakeholders acting at a World, European, National or Regional level within the European horse sector - has published the March 2017 newsletter. The newsletter addresses the many items EHN is working on: -...

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Responsible Equine Ownership

Responsible Equine Ownership

Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved by the European Parliament. The proposals on 'Responsible Equine Ownership' from Julie Girling, British MEP, were passed by a large majority in the European Parliament...

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EHN Newsletter on Legal Matters

EHN Newsletter on Legal Matters

The European Horse Network (EHN) published the second newsletter on legal issues. This time the focus is on Animal Welfare Regulations inside the EU: the Animal Health Law, Zootechnical Regulations and Regulations on veterinary medicine. Special attention is paid to...

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European Horse Network (EHN) – General Assembly

European Horse Network (EHN) – General Assembly

The AGM of the European Horse Network (EHN) took place on October 19, 2016 and the main intention was to prepare for an EU Equine Conference in the European Parliament. These conferences aim on getting the horse industry on the agenda of members of parliament (MEP)....

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EHN Newsletter July 2016

EHN Newsletter July 2016

European Horse Network (EHN) - a non-profit network of stakeholders acting at a World, European, National or Regional level within the European horse sector - has published the July 2016 newsletter. The newsletter looks back at the successful meeting with members of...

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EHN Newsletter on legal matters

EHN Newsletter on legal matters

The European Horse Network (EHN) started to publish a quarterly newsletter on legal issues. The first issue contains interesting facts and figures about the horse industry in Europe (estimated turnover € 34 billion) and EU regulations and directives on their way...

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