Thursday 15th February 2007
The Horserace Betting Levy Board will commit £172,000 to support rare breeds of horse and pony in 2007/08.
Grants to thirteen breed societies will help preserve purebred native populations ranging from heavy horses to moorland ponies and maintain high quality in their breeding.
Levy Board Scientific Liaison Executive, Libby Archer, said, "The Board's grants to breed societies continue to make a vital contribution to sustaining and improving Britain’s rich variety of rare native and heavy breeds".
|Rare Breed Grants 2007/08|
|British Percheron Horse Society||£16,300|
|Cleveland Bay Horse Society||£14,050|
|Clydesdale Horse Society||£12,100|
|Irish Draught Society (GB)||£18,080|
|Shire Horse Society||£40,900|
|Suffolk Horse Society||£19,900|
|Dales Pony Society||£7,550|
|Dartmoor Pony Society||£6,600|
|Exmoor Pony Society||£5,800|
|Fell Pony Society||£5,700|
|Highland Pony Society||£3,700|
|Welsh Pony and Cob Society
(feral Group A Welsh ponies)
|Hackney Horse Society
(for Hackney horses and ponies)