British Riding Clubs
Equest Horse Welfare Advisers' Scheme
Dodge Animal Health, manufacturer of market leading horse wormer
EQUEST, has announced the continuation of its support for the British
Horse Society Riding Clubs' Horse Welfare Advisers' Scheme for 2003.
This sponsorship will allow BRC to provide further training to members,
with the aim to provide a Horse Welfare Adviser in every affiliated
Riding Club by the end of 2005.
Welfare Advisers offer support to members of their clubs and advice
on latest practices and thinking. They are intended to be a first
port of call, not by duplicating the valuable work of the established
BHS Welfare Officers but providing grass roots support. The BRC
Training Committee feels that this scheme is extremely important,
as the infrastructure of BRC means there is an opportunity to educate
all 36,000 members in the welfare of the horse.
Barnes, Equine Business Unit Manager of Fort Dodge Animal Health
explains, "We are pleased to be once again sponsoring the Horse
Welfare Advisers' Scheme. The training provided by this scheme,
we recognise, is an effective way to help educate horse owners and
riders alike on equine healthcare matters. The commitment and enthusiasm
of the Horse Welfare Advisers is to be commended; and as such we
are only too happy to provide the support to enable this scheme
to continue and grow."
become a Horse Welfare Adviser, applicants must hold the BRC Horse
Welfare 2 or Phase 2 Certificate and be prepared to attend the relevant
training sessions and annual conference held in October each year.