European Horse Network

The European Horse Network is a network to exchange views on political developments affecting the horse sector in Europe, to discuss and define common interests on the political agenda, to discuss and define technical and R&D issues of common interest to move for development of the horse sector in Europe, to increase the visibility and impact of the horse sector in Europe and horse welfare in all its aspects.

FEIF is one of the founding members of the European Horse Network. Other members are the British Horse Society (BHS), European Federation Thoroughbred Breeders (EFTBA), European Pari Mutuel Association (EPMA), International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Swedish Horse Council Foundation (HNS), International Federation Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), Central Europe Racing Federation (KMET), Pole-Filiere Equine – representing the Network of European Equestrian Regions, European Trotting Union (UET), World Federation for Sport Horses Breeders (WBFSH), World Horse Welfare, European Draught Horse Federation (FECTU), European Equestrian Federation (EEF).

The European Horse Network organises annual conferences. These conferences aim on getting the horse industry on the agenda of members of parliament (MEP). One of the issues in those conferences is the place equines take in the economical perspective of the EU. In certain rules and regulations they are considered to be livestock, fitting in agricultural rules, in other rules as consumer goods. The aim is to get them into their own category.

Click here for the EHN position statements.

Click here to read more about the European Horse Network. FEIF is represented in EHN by Marko Mazeland.

EHN Legal News December 2016 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter December 2015 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter December 2017 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter December 2019 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter December 2020 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter December 2021 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter February 2014 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter February 2015 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter July 2016 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter July 2017 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter July 2021 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter July 2023 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter June 2012 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter March 2017 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter March 2018 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter May 2013 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter May 2019 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter November 2014 (350 Kb)
EHN Newsletter November 2016 (350 Kb)
Girlings Report in Resonsible Equine Ownership (350 Kb)
EHN meets European parliamentarians (July 2017) (350 Kb)
EHN response to EU Consulatation on the identification and registration of equines (350 Kb)
Equine Conference Report Oct 2015 (350 Kb)
EU Conference Responsible care throughout the life of equines Oct 2018 (350 Kb)
EU Regulations on Horse Registration and Identification (Sept. 2021) (350 Kb)
European Horse Network - News and press releases (350 Kb)
European Horse Network - Position on VAT (350 Kb)
European Horse Network - Position statements (350 Kb)
European Horse Network - the Horse in Europe (350 Kb)
Green Assets of Equines in Europe (350 Kb)
Horses in Future Agriculture Policy beyond 2020 (350 Kb)
Horses in the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU (350 Kb)
Removing the Blinkers - The Health and Welfare of European Equidae in 2015 (350 Kb)
Responsible Equine Ownership (350 Kb)

News from EHN

EHN News Letter July 2023

EHN News Letter July 2023

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a newsletter with an overview of current and future activities. Recently, 3 meetings took place in Brussel, including one in the European Parliament with members of the Parliament. This meeting was openend by EU President Ms....

EHN News Letter December 2021

EHN News Letter December 2021

The European Horse Network (EHN) published a newsletter with an overview of current and future activities. One of the main items is of course the successful conference addressed by Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stressing the...