James Gray calls for a fair deal for horse riders

Speaking at the Association of British Riding Schools annual AGM in Birmingham today, James Gray MP Shadow Minister for the Countryside, will outline future Conservative policy for horse riders and will invite riding schools and riders to write to him and give their thoughts on improvements for the riding industry and riders.  He said:

"Today I will invite riding schools and riders to write to me to air their views on the industry to help the Conservative Party draft a fair deal for horse riders."

"In a fair deal for horse riders, the Conservative Party will remove the need for compulsory horse passports, which will impose another level of bureaucracy on riding schools and riders.  We will consider business rate status for riding schools and if hunting were eventually banned under this Labour Government a future Conservative Government would give parliamentary time to a private member's bill for hunting.  In addition, I will be looking at what tax changes can be made to the industry to help improve riding schools.

"Riding is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people throughout Britain and it is about time the Government stood and listened to riding schools and riders.  The Conservative Party will stand up for the rights of riding schools and riders across Britain and deliver a fair deal for horse riders."


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