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The Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018

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Exceptions in respect of certain wild or semi-wild equines

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17.—(1) The derogation in Article 13 applies in relation to equines that are—

(a)identified in the lists kept by the Dartmoor Commoners’ Council(1);

(b)entered in the stud book kept by the Exmoor Pony Society(2);

(c)identified in the lists kept by the Verderers of the New Forest(3) or entered in the stud book kept by the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society(4); or

(d)identified in the lists kept by the National Trust(5) as Konik equines located at Wicken Fen(6).

(2) For the purposes of Article 13, Dartmoor, Exmoor the New Forest and Wicken Fen are designated as areas (“designated areas”) containing defined populations of equines living under wild or semi-wild conditions that do not need to be identified with IDs while they remain within the designated area.

(3) Upon request from the Secretary of State, a body which keeps a list or a stud book described in paragraph (1) must, within 14 days of the date of the request, provide to the Secretary of State a copy of that list or stud book.

(4) For the purposes of this Part, a designated area is an area marked as such in a map deposited and available for inspection at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(7).

(1)

The Dartmoor Commoners’ Council, 1 Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8AR (tel: 01822 618892; email: office@dartmoorcommoners.org.uk).

(2)

The Exmoor Pony Society, Woodmans, Brithem Bottom, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1NB (tel: 01884 839930; email: secretary@exmoorponysociety.org.uk).

(3)

The Verderers of the New Forest, The Queen’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH (tel: 023 8028 2052; email: enquiries@verderers.org.uk).

(4)

The New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society, Deepslade House, Ringwood Road, Bransgore, Hampshire BH23 8AA (tel: 01425 672775; email: info@newforestpony.com).

(5)

The National Trust, PO Box 574, Manvers, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S63 3FH (tel: 0344 800 1895; email: enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk).

(6)

A copy of the lists and stud books of wild or semi-wild equines referred to in this paragraph can be inspected by contacting the Equine ID Team, Animal Public Health and Traceability Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR (tel: 0208 026 2729).

(7)

See footnote immediately above for relevant contact details.

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